Chemical Bonds II: Ionic


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Which of the following atoms is most likely to participate in an ionic bond with chlorine, an atom with 7 valence electrons?

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Which of the following statements is true?

I. In an ionic bond, electrons move toward the atom that is more electronegative.

II. A cation is a negatively charged atom.

III. A positively charged atom is called an anion.

IV. Under biological conditions, ionic bonds are stronger than covalent bonds.

2. A cation has a _____ charge.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of electronegativity and the subsequent bonds that are formed between attracted atoms. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the atom most likely to bond with chlorine as well as knowing how electrons move in regards to electronegativity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various components of chemical bonds including:

  • Bonding with chlorine
  • Electronegativity in ionic bonds
  • Charge of cations
  • Charge of anions
  • Ionic bond's occurrence

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as electronegativity and ions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ionic chemical bonds lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ionic chemical bonds

Additional Learning

To learn more about the bonds formed between a cation and an anion, review the corresponding lesson Chemical Bonds ll: Ionic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what electronegativity involves
  • Identify how an ion is produced
  • Know what cations and anions are
  • Define ionic bond