Ionic bonding is a type of chemical bonding that occurs due to electrical attraction between cations and anions.
-Compounds with ionic bonds have higher differences in the electronegativities of the bonded atoms.
-The numbers of positive and negative charges in an ionic bond are equal.
-Substances with ionic bonds:
Are usually granular or powdery
Conductive when liquid or dissolved in water
Usually have higher melting points (cannot be melted with Bunsen burner)
Are usually soluble in water