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Ionic isomers

  1. Feb 4, 2007 #1
    Im reading about covalent bonds and I read that Molecular or true formula can fully identify ionic bonding compouds but not covalent ones because they cannot identify isomers.

    Does that mean the only kind of compouds that can have isomers are covalently bonded compounds?
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
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  3. Feb 4, 2007 #2


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    Mostly, this is true. Think about the different physical forms of ionic compounds - crystalline solids; fused ionic liquids with large, independent mobilities for all the ions; and in the vapor phase, you have some independent ions and some charged or uncharged clusters.
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