The reason salt crystals, such as KCI, hold together so well is because the cations are strongly attracted to.

A.) neighboring cations
B.) the protons in the neighboring nucleus
C.) free electrons in the crystal
D.) neighboring anions
please explain!

D) neighboring anions. Opposites attract. + attracts -

because in an ionic bond like KCl, its like a chain that is connected to one another K+ and Cl- in an alternating form


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