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Periodic trends

  1. Oct 13, 2010 #1
    Explain why the melting temperature increases from sodium to aluminium.

    Why does it have to do with ions and not atoms?
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2010 #2

    Borek

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    If the question is about melting metals - ions have nothing to do with it.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2010 #3
    The markscheme clearly stated that ions must be mentioned (the question is copied word for word)
     
  5. Oct 14, 2010 #4
    As it stated this as the answer, is it now possible to answer the original question
     
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