|Jul13-12, 11:35 PM||#1|
Ions formed during Ionic Bonding
I have a question about ions formed during ionic bonding.
Is this correct? "Sodium bonds with Chlorine to form Sodium Chloride (NaCl.) Sodium loses one electron & forms a positively charged ion and Chlorine gains one & forms a negatively charged ion."
If this is correct, when they bond do the atoms become ions or do they release them? I'm not very privy to chemistry.
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|Jul14-12, 01:59 AM||#2|
Technically atoms become ions first (by exchanging an electron), then they are attracted to each other by the electrostatic forces.
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