Ionic Bonding Introduction

Published on April 4, 2013 by

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This video is an introduction to ionic bonding, which is one type of chemical bonding. Ionic bonds hold together metal and nonmetal atoms. In ionic bonding, electrons are transferred from a metal atom to a nonmetal atom, creating ions. These ions have opposite charge, so they stick together.

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    Ok I’m so confused why does it change to negative when it gains and electron and positive when it looses

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      Chris Inzeo Remember that electrons are negatively charged particles and the number of electrons and protons in an atom are equal. When an element gains an electron, the atom’s protons becomes outnumbered by electrons. More electrons = negative charge. When an element loses an electron, the atom’s protons will be more than the original amount of electron. More protons = positive charge

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    An ionic bond doesn’t necessarily have to be between metals and non-metals. For instance, ionic bonds between an amino group and a carboxyl group in a polypeptide.

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    why dont ionic bonds contain energy whereas covalent bonds do ?

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