Ionic Bonding

Basic understanding of ionic bonding and half equations.

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Ionic Bonding

Ionic Bonding: Electrostatic attraction between two, oppositely charged ions.

                               METAL - NON-METAL BONDING

It arises when an electron is transferred from one atom to another, forming ions.

Metals lose electrons and become positive, while Non-metals gain electrons and become negative.

(More often than not, the Metals are from groups 1&2, while the Non-metals are from groups 5,6&7.)

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Ionic Bonding, Example 1: NaCl.

Example 1: Sodium Chloride, NaCl.

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Half Equations:      Na  ->  Na+  +  e-                Cl  +  e-  ->  Cl-

 

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Georgie Thomas

Amazing! I can't believe how useful it was! Thanks 'Jess Card'.

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