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Nikhita D from APEEJAY SCHOOL , asked a question
Subject: Chemistry , asked on 9/3/14

The reason why ionic solids are hard is due to strong Columbic forces of attraction. But WHY ARE IONIC SOLIDS BRITTLE IN NATURE?

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Aswin , From K V Payyanur , added an answer
Answered on 9/3/14

brittle because bonds break on applying force

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