Oh! I see what you're saying. You're talking about ionic compounds (like a salt), right? Okay, that's a different situation. AlCl3 isn't an ionic compound. It's a covalently bound compound (and is actually a Lewis Acid). Na+Cl- is an ionic compound (salt) that is held together by electrostatic interactions (i.e. F=kqQ/r^2 in physics).ok wow now i'm really confused! kaplan is saying that if you have a compound in ionic form that everything just stays in ion form without bonds. does that make sense?? Like it would be Al3+ and 3(Cl-).
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