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ch 17-18 vocab

TermDefinition
element any pure substance that is made of only one kind of atom
monotomic elements have 1 atom in natural state
diatomic elements 2 atoms in the natural state
periodicity the repetition of certain properties at regular intervals when elements were placed in order of atomic mass
metals they belong to families with relatively few valence electrons
electron affinity deals with the strength of attraction of electrons to unbonded atoms
electronegativity deals with an atoms ability to attract and hold electrons when bonded to other atoms
covalent bonds non-metal/non-metal-sharing electrons
ionic bonds metal/non-metal-giving away and taking electrons
metallic bonds metal/metal-everyone shares the electrons
non-metals hold their electrons tightly so their properties are very different from metals
Created by: cam14898