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    Ranking Compounds by Expected Melting Points

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    The changes of the ions in an ionic compound affect the strength of the electrostatic attraction holding that compound together.

    Based on ion charges, rank these ionic compounds by their expected melting points.

    Highest melting point

    Lowest melting point

    SrS, RbCI, SrCI_2

    Hint: The compound with the greatest attraction between ions will have the highest melting point.

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    Solution Summary

    This solution ranks the given compounds by expected melting points.