Problem: Classify each of the following substances as either ionic or molecular.KCl                                    HClNH3                                   Ca(OH)2CO2                                   PbSMgBr2                                HC   2H3O2

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  • Recall that ionic compounds are usually composed of a nonmetal and a metal. 
  • On the other hand, molecular compounds are composed of exclusively non-metals
  • Using the periodic table below, we can classify each molecule if it is ionic or molecular by categorizing the atoms present in it
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Classify each of the following substances as either ionic or molecular.

KCl                                    HCl

NH3                                   Ca(OH)2

CO2                                   PbS

MgBr2                                HC   2H3O2

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