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Ionic Compounds are composed of

cations and anions

Ionic compounds are

electrically neutral

Most ionic compounds are

crystalline solids at room temperature

Ionic compounds generally

have a high melting point

Ionic compounds can conduct

an electric current when melted or dissolved in water

Ionic compounds are compounds that contain

positive and negative ions

Valence electrons

can be modeled as a sea of electrons, they are mobile and can drift freely from one part of the metal to another

Metallic bonds

consist of the attraction of the free-floating valence electrons for the positively charged metal ions

Metal atoms are arranged in

very compact and orderly patterns

Alloys are

mixtures composed of two or more elemtns, at least one of which is a metal.

Alloys are important

because their properties are often superior to those of their component elements

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