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Ionic Bonds confusion

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:01 pm
by 305339018
Can Ionic compounds transfer Dots (e-) from nonmetal to metal or can it only transfer it from metal to nonmetal?

Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:03 pm
by Tanmay Singhal 1H
i believe only metal to nonmetal

Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:05 pm
by Michelle Song 1I
Metals tend to form cations and nonmetals tend to form anions, meaning metals will tend to donate electrons to nonmetals.

Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:06 pm
by April Meza 3K
I am pretty sure it is only from metal to nonmetal.

Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:12 pm
by madawy
It is a lot easier for metals to lose electrons when they bond with nonmetals. For example, Mg can have a full valence shell of eight if it loses its 2 electrons in its outermost shell. This is a great contrast to Chlorine, for example, which has seven electrons in its valence. It is so much easier for Cl to gain 1 electron than to lose 7, and thus has a higher electron affinity/ionization energy than Mg.

Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:56 am
by Michelle Xie 2B
It is with a metal and nonmetal since a metal tends to give electrons away to the nonmetal.

Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:56 am
by 005162902
metals can only give electrons to nonmetals

Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:52 pm
by Mandeep Garcha 2H
Metals can only give electrons (e-) to nonmetals.