metals retain their name, nonmetals change the ending of their name to "ide"
composed of cations and anions, is electrically neutral.
have electrical charges and consist of two or more atoms of two or more elements
Bonds formed by sharing valence electrons to complete octets and formed by nonmetals
Pure substances with set, whole number relationships between the elements. Usuallly an ionic bond.
covalently bonded compounds
two atoms of the same element covalently bonded.
multiple covalent bonds
many atoms share more than one pair of lelctons to complete octets. Carbon dioxide is an example of double bonding and a nitrogen molecule is an example of triple bonding.
The ability of an atom to attract bonding electrons to itself. nonmetals and smaller atoms have higher amounts.
nonpolar convalent bonds
formed between atoms with similar electronegativities.
polar covalent bonds
formed between atoms with dissimilar electronegativities.