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    Chemistry: Ionic and Covalent Bonding/ Compounds niamhburke18

    Does anybody understand Ionic and Covalent Bonding and Compounds and if you do could you post notes or links on it please! Thank you so much

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      Ionic bonding is when one atom loses an ion to another atom in order to become positively charged and have a full outer shell( either 2 or 8 ions). In a covalent bond two atoms share their outer ions so that both have a full outer shell too. An example of a covalent bond is hydrogen(H2). Hydrogen has only one ion on its outer shell so two hydrogen atoms join together to have a full outer shell of two. Hope this helps!

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      Thank you so much @lauramcc2013 that really made it 100 times easier! :)

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      Thanks so much, that made it so much easier! Could you explain what the compounds mean?

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      The compunds is just what is formed like the H2 is now a compound as it is made up of 2hydrogen atoms. Other examples of compounds are carbon dioxide - CO2 hydrochloric acid - HCL (hydrogen and chlorine) hope this helps!!

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      For compounds, it must be two or more elements chemically combined. (a molecule can be atoms of one element combined also)

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