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Any atom or group if atoms with a negative charge

Binary compound

A compound composed of two elements


Any atom or group of atoms with a positive charge

Chemical formula

A method to show the number and type of atoms present in the smallest representative unit of a substance

Formula unit

The lowest whole number ratio of ions in an ionic compound


The vertical column of elements in the periodic table


Atom or group of atoms that has a positive or negative charge

Ionic compound

A compound composed of positive and negative ions


Class of elements that is a large majority of known elements: lustrous, malleable, ductile, conducts heat and electricity


Class of elements having properties of both metals and nonmetals


A neutral chemically bonded group of atoms that act as a unit

Molecular compound

A compound that is composed of atoms


Class of elements that are grouped on the right side of the periodic table: not lustrous, poor conductors of electricity and heat

Polyatomic ion

A tightly bound group of atoms that behaves as a unit and carries a charge

Transition metal

An element found in one of the B groups in the periodic table

Type 1 Binary Ionic Compound

The metal present forms only one type of cationi

Type 2 Binary Ionic Compound

The metal present can form two or more cation that have different charges

Type 3 Binary Ionic Compound

Contains only non metals


A substance that produce ion in aqueous solution


An anion containing one or more oxygen atoms bonded to another elements

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