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Ionic bonding

Gaining or losing electrons
Between metals and non-metals
Example - NaCl (table salt)

2

If an atom loses an electron it becomes...

A positive ion

3

If an electron gains an electron it becomes...

A negative ion

4

Covalent bonding

Sharing electrons
Between non-metals only
Example H2O