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Chemical Bonding

Valence Electron The electrons that are in the highest energy level of an atom and that are involved in chemical bonding.
Electron Dot Diagram A representation of the valence electrons in an atom, using dots.
Chemical Bond The force of attraction that holds two atoms together.
Ion An atom or group of atoms that has become electrically charged.
Ionic Bond The attraction between oppositely charged ions.
Ionic Compound A compound that consists of positive and negative ions.
Polyatomic Ion An ion that is made of more than one atom.
Chemical Formula Symbols that show the elements in a compound and the ratio of atoms.
Subscript A number in a chemical formula that tells the number of atoms in a molecule or the ratio of elements in a compound.
Crystal A solid in which the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats again and again.
Covalant Bond A chemical bond formed when two atoms share electrons.
Molecule A neutral group of two or more atoms held together by covalant bonds.
Metallic Bond An attraction between a positive metal ion and the electrons surrounding it.
Created by: 15markleywil



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