Bonding: Ionic Compounds

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  • Created by: Rianne B
  • Created on: 12-04-13 14:37

An ionic compound is formed when a metal reacts with a non-metal.  Electrons are transferred from the metal to the non-metal.  The metal formas a cation and the non-metal forms an anion.  This way of representing bonding is called a dot and cross diagram:

Lithium Fluoride

Sodium chloride

Structure of Ionic Compounds - Giant


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