chemical bonding that results from the electrical attraction between large numbers of cations and anions
results from the sharing of electron pairs between two atoms
electrons on the outermost energy level of an atom
Shows how many electrons can be shared, lost or gained to become stable
States that atoms lose, gain or share electrons in order to acquire a full set of eight valence electrons
A strategy for writing formulas of ionic compounds in which the charge of one ion becomes the subscript of the other; the result is a ratio of ions that produces a zero net charge for the ionic compound as a whole
electron dot diagram
a model of an atom in which each dot represents a valence electron (also called "Lewis dot diagram"
model of the atom in which electrons move rapidly around the nucleus in paths called orbits
the attractive force that holds atoms or ions together
a charged group of covalently bonded atoms
the chemical bonding that results from the attraction between metal atoms and the surrounding sea of electrons
bonds in which electrons are not shared equally between atoms of different elements in a compound.
bonds in which electrons are shared equally between two atoms of the same element in a compound.
a mixture of metals