Chemical Bonding

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  • Created on: 23-05-14 05:13

Ionic bonding:

  • Found in metals and non metals 
  • the electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions
  • One electron is transported to another, forming ions
  • The charge can be predicted by looking at it's group on the periodice table
  • Groups 1 and 2 (metals) lose electons to become 1+ or 2+
  • Groups 5-7 (non metals) gain electrons to form 3- 2- or 1-
  • Only the outmost electons are shown on the dot and cross diagrams 
  • Solid ionic compounds have a structure of giant lattice, where each ion is held in place by the electrostatic force of another oppositely charded ion.

Covalent bonding:

  • Usually non metal- non…


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