||These compounds are formed by transfer of electrons between atoms.
||These compounds are formed by mutual sharing of electron pairs between atoms.
||Can conduct electricity in molten or solution state.
||Cannot conduct electricity.
||Have high melting and boiling point.
||Have low melting and boiling point.
||They contain metal atoms in their molecules.
||They do not contain metal atoms in their molecules.
||Ions are involved in the bond formation.
||Atoms are involved in the bond formation.
||Soluble in polar solvents like water.
||Insoluble in polar solvents like water.
||Insoluble in nonpolar solvents like benzene or carbon tetrachloride.
||Soluble in nonpolar solvents like benzene and carbon tetrachloride.
||Hard, crystalline solids.
||Usually liquids or gases.
||Reactions are fast and rapid.
||Reactions are slow.
||Do not show isomerism.
||Formed as a result of the large difference in electronegativity of atoms.
||Formed as a result of small difference in electronegativity of atoms.
||Do not possess any characteristics smell.
||Usually possess characteristics smell.
||They are frequently inorganic compounds.
||They are frequently organic compounds.