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atoms are most stable when they have eight electrons in their outer energy level except for Hydrogen and Helium
force of attraction between opposite charges of ions
force of attraction between atoms that share electrons
a compound that contains only 2 different elements
any compound that conducts electricity when melted or dissolved in water
an ion that consists of two or more different elements
an uncharged group of two or more atoms held together by covalent bonds
a molecule that naturally forms between atoms of the same element
How is a chemical formula written for 2 ions, given the oxidation number of each?
the charge of one ion (without the sign) becomes the subscript of nthe other ion. Subscripts are reduced to the lowest ratio
How do ypu name a binary ionic compound if the metal is a transition metal?
if the transition metal has more than one oxidation number, it must be specified using a Roman numeral in parenthesis
How is a formula unit written for compounds containing polyatomic ions?
switch the oxidation numbers of the metal and the negative polyatomic ion, keeping the polyatomic ion in parenthesis if necessary
How do you name a polyatomic ionic compound
name the positive ion and then name the polyatomic ion from the list
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