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Lelija Kazlauskas 3J
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Postby Lelija Kazlauskas 3J » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:18 pm

Can only certain groups of elements be ions?

Angus Wu_4G
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Re: Ions

Postby Angus Wu_4G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:20 pm

I think all elements are capable of being ions if they interact with another atom that has significant electronegativity differences. If there are not enough electronegativity differences then a covalent bond is formed instead

Eunice Nguyen 4I
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Re: Ions

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:22 pm

An ion is a charged atom or molecule that has gained or lost one or more of its valence electrons. So then, I believe all elements are able to be ions. Were you possibly asking about ionic bonds?

Manav Govil 1B
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Re: Ions

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:22 pm

Not all atoms can create ionic bonds, but I believe that they all can be ionic to a point.

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