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Ionic compounds are brittle because the strong attractive forces
hold the layers in relatively fixed positions.
The properties of both ionic and molecular compounds are related to the
strengths of attraction between the particles in the compounds.
A chemical bond formed by the attraction between positive ions and surrounding mobile electrons is a(n)
Which best explains the observation that metals are malleable and ionic crystals are brittle?
their chemical bonds
Because metallic bonds permit one plane of ions to slide past another without breaking bonds, metals are
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