Chemistry (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 2 - Questions and Problems: 2.51

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In an ionic compound, a metal and non-metal are bonded, and the non-metal completely "steals" the electron from the metal. Thus, while there are poles, the net charge of the compound is 0.
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