Structure and Bonding quiz

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1. Why do ionic compounds have giant structures?

  • The attractive forces between oppositely charged ions act in all directions.
  • They had a very powerful reaction.
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2. What happens to the electrons in atoms when ionic bonds are formed?

  • They are transferred. Metal atoms lose electrons/ non metal atoms gain electrons.
  • They are shared. Metal atoms gain electrons/ non metal atoms lose electrons.

3. Why do elements in group 1 form ions with a single positive charge?

  • Lose an electron.
  • Gain 7 electrons.

4. Why do elements in group 7 form ions with a single negative charge?

  • Gain an electron.
  • Lose 7 electrons.

5. What is a compound?

  • A substance made of 2 or more elements that have reacted together or chemically bonded together.
  • The substances in a mixture can be separated using physical methods such as filtration, freezing, and distillation.


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