To succeed in this topic, you need to:

  • Be familiar with ions, ionic bonding and the properties of ionic compounds.
  • Be familiar with the properties and uses of molecular solvents, e.g. water, ethanol and cyclohexane.
  • Be familiar with the relative strengths of electrostatic forces of attraction acting between particles in relation to molecular and ionic substances.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:

  • Be able to describe ionic liquids and their properties.
  • Be able to describe the development and design of ionic liquids to meet specific uses.
  • Be aware that ionic liquids and ionic solvents are used in a wide range of important applications.
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April 2021


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