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Section 1 stability in bonding

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Chemical formula
Chemical shorthand that uses symbols to tell what element are in a compound
Chemically stable
Describe an atom whose outer energy level is completely filled with all the electrons allowed in that level
Chemical bond
Force that holds atom together in a compound
Ion
Charged particles that has or fewer electron than protons
Ionic bond
Attraction formed between oppositely charged ions an ionic compound
Molecule
a group of atoms bonded together
Polar molecule
Molecules with a slightly positive end and a slightly negative end ad a result of electrons being shared
Nonpolar molecule
Molecule that shares electrons equally and does not have oppositely charged ends
Covalent bond
Attraction formed between atoms when they share electrons
Binary compound
Compound that is composed of two elements
Polyatomic ion
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Oxidation number
Positive and negative number that indicates how many electrons an atom has gained lost or shared to become stable
Hydrate
Compound that has water chemically attached to its ions written into its chemical formula