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Ions and ionic bonds

Ion an atom with a positive or negative charge, that is attracted to atoms with the opposite charge
Covalent Bond A bond between atoms in which the atoms share their valence electrons
Ionization the process in which an atom loses or gains electron(s) because atoms want full valence shells
Ionic Bond A bond between atoms in which the atoms are attracted to each other because they have opposite charges which were created through ionization
Electron a negatively charged particle in an atom, that is located on the atom's orbitals
Valence Shell Outermost orbital or shell of an atom
Anion an atom that receives an electron from another atom and gets a negative charge in the process of ionization
Cation an atom that gives an electron to another atom and gains a positive charge in the process of ionization
Valence Electron an electron in the outermost orbital in an atom(valence shell)
Created by: NCCgradenines