Formation of Ionic Compounds

Formation of Ionic Compounds - solids • Commonly metals...

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Formation of Ionic Compounds Monatomic ions consist of one atom. Examples: Na + , Ca 2+ , Al 3+ - cations Cl - , O 2- , N 3- -anions Polyatomic ions contain more than one atom. NH 4 + - cation NO 2 - ,CO 3 2- , SO 4 2- - anions Ionic bonds are formed by the attraction between cations and anions, usually, to form
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Unformatted text preview: solids. • Commonly, metals react with nonmetals to form ionic compounds. • The formation of NaCl is one example of an ionic compound formation....
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