1. Why do metals have high melting and boiling points?

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2. Explain the term ionic bond

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3. Explain why Silica, SiO₂ is a solid with a high melting point

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4. What is needed to complete this diagram to show the ionic bonding in potassium oxide, K₂O ?

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5. Describe the bonding in a metal

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6. State 2 properties that makes aluminium suitable for manufacturing aircraft

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7. Explain whether solid ionic compounds conduct electricity

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8. Describe the formation of a covalent bond

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9. A student has drawn a diagram to show the structure of a metallic solid, but forgotten to label the parts. Which of the following correctly lists those parts?

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10. Explain why methane gas, CH₄, is a gas at room temperature

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11. When can ionic substances conduct electricity?

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12. In the dot and cross diagram of the outer electrons showing the covalent bonding in a molecule of chlorine (Cl₂), how many electrons should be shown in areas 1, 2 and 3?

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13. Explain, in terms of structure and bonding, why sodium chloride has a very high melting point

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State whether covalent substances conduct electricity, and explain why

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15. Explain, in terms of its structure, why graphite can act as a lubricant.

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16. A substance is found not to conduct electricity even when molten. What type of bonding does the substance have?

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17. Explain how the atoms are held together in a hydrogen bromide molecule

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18. Alloys contain different sized positive ions. What properties does this give alloys compared to pure metals?

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19. Why is the melting point of a smaller molecule lower than that of a larger molecule?

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20. What is a mixture of metals called?

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