Ionic Bonding

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HAPPENS BETWEEN METALS AND NON-METALS

  • IONS - Loss or gain of electrons
  • Gain - negative charge
  • Loss - Positive charge
  • Usually occurs with elements from Groups 1 & 2 and Groups 6 & 7

NaCl

(http://static.memrise.com/uploads/mems/output/4074817-130610175908.png)

MgO

(http://www.gcsescience.com/magnesium-oxide-formation.gif)

CaCl2

(http://johnvagabondscience.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/cacl2.png)

IONIC STRUCTURE

1)     Compounds with ionic bonding always have giant ionic structures

2)     The ions are held together in a closely packed

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