Flashcards in Compounds Deck (5):
What are Compounds?
Two or more chemically joined elements
Which particle is used when making bonds?
What is IONIC bonding?
Metal and Non-Metal
Metal loses electrons to form positive ions
Non-Metal gains electrons to form negative ions
The OPPOSITE charge of the ions means the are strongly attracted to eachother
What is COVALENT bonding?
A compound formed from non-metals consists of molecules.
Each atom shares an electron with another atom
You can share multiple electrons, to fill up the outer shell