Anion: Definition & Examples


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An anion has _____electrons than protons.

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1. Positively charged ions are called which one of the following?

2. When anions bond with cations, they form which one of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the characteristics of anions in relation to regular ions. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the importance of iodine ions in the human body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The importance of iodine ions in the human body
  • The common term for positively charged ions
  • The characteristics of anions in relation to protons
  • What inorganic molecules form when irons bond together

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main words, such as anions and cations
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related characteristics of anions lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding protons, neutrons and electrons and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of anions and the role they play in forming important compounds, review the corresponding lesson on the Characteristics of Anions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ions
  • Understand what type of ions anions are
  • Explore the structure of the atom
  • Define cations and know what happens when anions and cations bond
  • Understand what electrolytes are
  • Review some anions that are important to the human body