Ionic Bonding

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  • 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…


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