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Ions and Bonding

Ions and Ionic Bonding

ion an atom or group of atoms that has become electrically charged
polyatomic ion an ion that is made of more than one atom
ionic bond the attraction between oppositely charged ions
ionic compound a compound that consists of positive and negative ions
chemical formula a combination of symbols that represents the elements in a compound
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 orderly, three-dimensional pattern of ions or atoms as a solid
octet a rule that makes an atom stable (eight valence electrons)
anion a, negative, ion
cation cats have paws so they are pawsitive (positive ion)
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