- Ionic bonds bind metallic ions and negatively charges ions together in salt crystals.
- Ionic bonding is caused by the electrostatic attraction between metallic ions and negatively charged ions.
- Metallic ions together with negatively charged ions form ionic compounds called salts.
- Ionic bonds are strong 'physical' bonds and don't form molecules.
- Ionic bonds can be broken without chemical reactions (by melting or by dissolving).
- Salts do not exist as molecules even though chemical equations suggest they do.
- Each metallic ion is associated with several adjacent, negatively charged ions.
- Each negatively…