Ionic Bonding

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Ionic Bonding

Basics:

Positive and negative ions form during some reactions. Ionic compounds are usually formed when metals react with non-metals.

The ions formed are held to each other by enormously strong forces of attraction between the oppositely charged ions.

Key Points:

1. Ionic compounds are held together by strong forces between the oppositely charged ions.

2. Other elements that can form ionic compounds include those in Group 2 and 6.

Common salt in sodium chloride. In just 58.5g of salt there are over 600 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 ions of Na+ and the same number of Cl- ions.

The structure of ionic lattice is investigated by passing X-rays through them.

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