Chemistry
Grade-8
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Question

The reason that a sodium atom bonds with a chlorine atom is because

  1. Sodium transfers an electron to Chlorine
  2. Oppositely charged ions form a strong electrostatic attraction
  3. Ions are the same size
  4. The ions have a full outer shell

hintHint:

Sodium chloride is an ionic compound.

The correct answer is: Oppositely charged ions form a strong electrostatic attraction


    • Sodium chloride is an ionic compound.
    • An ionic bond is formed between an anion and a cation.
    • Sodium forms a sodium cation by losing one electron and chlorine forms an anion by gaining one electron.
    • Oppositely charged ions form strong electrostatic attraction.

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