Structure and Bonding

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What is a compound?
A substance made of two or more elements that have reacted together or that are chemically bonded together.
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Which electrons in an atom are involved in bonding?
Outer
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What happens to the electrons in atoms when ionic bonds are formed?
They're transferred
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What happens to electrons in atoms wen covalent bonds are formed?
They're shared
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Why do the elements in Group 1 form ions with a single positive charge?
Because they need to lose an electron.
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Why do the elements in Group 7 form ions with a single negative charge?
Because they need to gain an electron.
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Why can the structure of a metallic element like copper be represented by lots of small spheres the same size packed together?
Because they are in a regular lattice.
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Which electrons in an atom are involved in bonding?

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What happens to the electrons in atoms when ionic bonds are formed?

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What happens to electrons in atoms wen covalent bonds are formed?

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Why do the elements in Group 1 form ions with a single positive charge?

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