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Ionic compound


Ionic Compounds & Their Properties | Properties of Matter | Chemistry | FuseSchool


Formation of an Ionic Compound


Worked example: Finding the formula of an ionic compound | AP Chemistry | Khan Academy


Naming ions and ionic compounds | Atoms, compounds, and ions | Chemistry | Khan Academy


Ionic bond and ionic compounds

In chemistry, an ionic compound is a chemical compound composed of ions held together by electrostatic forces termed ionic bonding. The compound is neutral overall, but consists of positively charged ions called cations and negatively charged ions called anions. These can be simple ions such as the sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl−) in sodium chloride, or polyatomic species such as the ammonium (NH+4) and carbonate (CO2−3) ions in ammonium carbonate. Individual ions within an ionic compound usually have multiple nearest neighbours, so are not considered to be part of molecules, but instead part of a continuous three-dimensional network, usually in a crystalline structure.
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