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Types of Bonding

Ionic Bonding

Elements in groups 1 (1+ ions), 2 (2+ ions), 6 (2- ions), and 7 (1- ions) bond ionically. Positive and
negative ions are held together using electrostatic attraction, forming a giant ionic lattice. As there
are lots of electrostatic bonds, they…

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Number of carbons 1 2 3 4 5 6
Stem meth- eth- prop- but- pent- hex-

To work out the stem, you find the longest chain with the most side groups. You also number these
carbons from right to left. Where something unusual (i.e. something…


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