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Further Investigations: Ionic Bonding

  1. Obtain crystals of salts from a number of different ionic compounds. Observe their shapes under a dissecting microscope. Draw and describe them. Report your observations.
     
  2. Different types of substances form crystals of different shapes. Research the different crystal shapes and why they are formed.

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