Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 7 - Ionic and Metallic Bonding - 7 Assessment: 39

Answer

The ionic bond only forms when the charges between the ions are equal and opposite. The positive charge must be equal to the negative anion. When this happens, their charges balance each other out and make the ionic compound neutral.

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