Ionic Compounds

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What is an ionic compound?
Ions are electrically charged particles formed when atoms lose or gain electrons. They have the same electronic structures as noble gases.
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What do metal atoms do when ionising?
Metal atoms lose the electron, or electrons, in their highest energy level and become positively charged ions
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What do non metal atoms do when ionising?
Non-metal atoms gain an electron, or electrons, from another atom to become negatively charged ions
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How do you form an ionic compound?
When metals react with non-metals, electrons are transferred from the metal atoms to the non-metal atoms, forming ions. The resulting compound is called an ionic compound.
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What is the structure in an ionic compound like?
They are usually arranged in a lattice structure.
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What charachteristics do solid ionic compounds obtain?
They do not conduct electricity due to no electrons being able to move however,when molton or in aqeus solution they are able to conduct electricity.
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Metal atoms lose the electron, or electrons, in their highest energy level and become positively charged ions

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