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Intercalation Compounds (Conceptual Question)

List two (2) applications of intercalation compounds.

Is NaCl an intercalation compound? EXPLAIN.

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Intercalation compounds are compounds resulting from inclusion, usually without covalent bonding, of one kind of molecule (the "guest" molecule) in a matrix of another compound (the "host" compound), which has a layered structure. The host compound, with a rather rigid structure, may be macromolecular, crystalline, or amorphous.

One application of these compounds is in the field of superconductivity. Graphic intercalation compounds (GICs) have been studied in this regard. In these compounds, graphite acts as the host and ...

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