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Distinguish ionic or covalent bonding

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While you are working in the lab your instructor hands you a vial of red, crystalline material and asks you to tell if it has ionic or covalent bonding. Describe at least one experiment you would do to answer the instructor's question.

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The simplest type of experiment is to dissolve the material in water. Use a ...

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