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a bond that results from electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions. The cation is positively charged, while the anion is negatively charged.
an electron in the highest occupied energy level of an atom
properties of ionic compounds
crystalline solids, brittle, hard, high melting and boiling points, conduct electricity when they are dissolved in water, good insulators
stable electron configuration
stemming from the octet rule, noble gases have a stable electron configuration because they have all their sub levels filled
a bond formed by the attraction between positively charged metal ions and the electrons around them
a compound composed of positive and negative ions; most commonly between metals and non-metals
a concept of chemical bonding theory that is based on the assumption that atoms tend to have either empty valance shells or full valence shells of eight electrons