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How are compounds formed?

When atoms of two or more elements are chemically combined together

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What is an isotope?

Isotopes are different atomic forms of the same element, which have the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons

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What is ionic bonding?

Ionic bonding is where an electron from one atom is transferred to another atom. 

This creates 2 ions as one atom looses an electron and one gains one.

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What type of bond is an ionic bond?

An electrovalent bond

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What does ionic bonding happen between?

METAL and a NON-METAL

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When do positive ions form?

When metal atoms loose electrons

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What does the number of electrons lost determine?

Rge number of positive charges on the ion

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What is a chemical bond?

Transferring or sharing electrons in the outermost shell

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What happens when an element gains a full outer shell?

It reaches noble gas configuration

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What type of lattice do ionic compounds have?

Giant ionic lattices

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What forces occur in giant ionic lattices?

Very stong electrostatic forces of attraction, between oppositely charged ions, in all directions

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