Ionic Bonds confusion

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Ionic Bonds confusion

Postby 305339018 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:01 pm

Can Ionic compounds transfer Dots (e-) from nonmetal to metal or can it only transfer it from metal to nonmetal?

Tanmay Singhal 1H
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Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Postby Tanmay Singhal 1H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:03 pm

i believe only metal to nonmetal

Michelle Song 1I
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Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Postby Michelle Song 1I » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:05 pm

Metals tend to form cations and nonmetals tend to form anions, meaning metals will tend to donate electrons to nonmetals.

April Meza 3K
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Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Postby April Meza 3K » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:06 pm

I am pretty sure it is only from metal to nonmetal.

madawy
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Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Postby madawy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:12 pm

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.

Michelle Xie 2B
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Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Postby Michelle Xie 2B » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:56 am

It is with a metal and nonmetal since a metal tends to give electrons away to the nonmetal.

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Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Postby 005162902 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:56 am

metals can only give electrons to nonmetals

Mandeep Garcha 2H
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Re: Ionic Bonds confusion

Postby Mandeep Garcha 2H » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:52 pm

Metals can only give electrons (e-) to nonmetals.


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