Chemistry (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Chemical Names and Formulas - 9 Assessment: 62

Answer

The net ionic charge of every ionic compound is equal to zero. Ionic compounds form by the transfer of electrons from cations to anions. The difference in charges between the cations and the anions keep the ions together. The transfer of electrons occur in such a way that positive charges and negative charges cancel each other, producing a net charge of zero and a neutral compound.

Work Step by Step

The net ionic charge of every ionic compound is equal to zero. Ionic compounds form by the transfer of electrons from cations to anions. The difference in charges between the cations and the anions keep the ions together. The transfer of electrons occur in such a way that positive charges and negative charges cancel each other, producing a net charge of zero and a neutral compound.
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