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Monday, December 23, 2013
Atoms with the same number of protons but with different electrical charges _____.
have different numbers of neutrons
have different atomic masses
are different isotopes
are different ions
have different atomic numbers
Ions are charged atoms.
In salt, what is the nature of the bond between sodium and chlorine?
Sodium and chlorine ions are attracted to each other.
What is the result of the animated process?
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covalent bond formation
a positively charged sodium ion and a positively charged chlorine ion
a negatively charged sodium ion and a negatively charged chlorine ion
a positively charged sodium ion and a negatively charged chlorine ion
a negatively charged sodium ion and a positively charged chlorine ion
Sodium loses an electron and thus becomes positively charged; chlorine gains an electron and thus becomes negatively charged.
An ionic bond involves _____.
an attraction between ions of opposite charge
the sharing of a single pair of electrons
no atoms other than sodium and chlorine
the unequal sharing of an electron pair
This is the definition of an ionic bond.
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