Ionic Bonding

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What is the formulae belongs to an ion?
Na+
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Which atoms usually gain electrons to form negative ions?
Non-metal atoms
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Metal atoms form
Positive ions by losing electrons
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In ionic bonding
Oppositely charged ions attract eachother
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Sodium chloride conducts electricity when
Molten or in solution
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The structure of magnesium oxide is
Giant ionic lattice
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What is the formula for magnesium chloride (contains Mg2+ and Cl? ions)?
MgCl2
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Why does sodium chloride have a lower melting point than magnesium chloride?
Its positive ions are larger but have a smaller charge
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Explain the conductivity of sodium chloride.
Ionic compounds conduct electricity when molten because their ions are free to move.
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Which atoms usually gain electrons to form negative ions?

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Non-metal atoms

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Metal atoms form

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In ionic bonding

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Sodium chloride conducts electricity when

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