1.2 Ionic Bonding

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1.2 Ionic Bonding

Ionic bonding usually occurs between a metal and non-metal . The metal atom donates one or more electrons to the non-metal atom so that both atoms achieve a full outer shell. The structure is therefore made up of (+ve) and (-ve) ions held together by electrostatic attraction.

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dot and cross diagram

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