Why do ionic compounds have high melting points?
(iii) What are ions present in these compounds?

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 10

The ionic compounds are made up of positive and negative ions. There is a strong force of attraction between the oppositely charged ions, so a lot of heat energy is required to break this force of attraction and melt the ionic compound. Due to this, ionic compounds have high melting points.
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