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- Strong electrostatic forces

- High melting point

- Soluble in polar solvents, insoluble in non-polar

- Conducts as a liquid or aqeuous solution


- Strong intramolecular, weak intermolecular bonds

- Low melting point

- Polar molecules dissolve in polar solvents, vice versa

- Never conduct

- Solids shatter as only weakly held together


- Found on LHS of periodic table

- Very strong non-directional forces

- High melting point

- Never soluble

- Conduct as solids and liquids

- Can be shaped; non-directional forces

Covalent Networks

- Generally high melting point

- Generally insoluble

- Capable of conductivity

- Come in 1D polymers, 2D sheets or 3D lattices.

- Graphite is a covalent network: Can conduct and has weakly held together sheets of carbon atoms.