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Chapter 6

Electron dot diagram a model of an atom in which each dot is represents a valence electrons
ion an atom that has a net positive or negative electric charge
anion a ion with a negative charge
cation an ion with a positive charge
chemical bond force that holds atoms or ions together as a unit
ionic bond force that holds cations and anions together
chemical formula a notation that shows what elements a compound contains and the ratio of the atoms or ions of these elements in the compound
crystals solids whose particles are arranged in a lattice structure
convalent bond a chemical bond in which two atoms that are joined together by one or more convalent bonds
molecule a natural group of atoms that are joined together by one or more convalent bonds
polar covalent bond electrons are not shared equally
polyatomic ion a convalently bonded group of atoms that have a positive or negative charge and acts as a unit
metallic bond is the attraction between a metal cation and the shared electrons that surround it
alloy a mixture of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal
Created by: harper.sherman