What Are Ionic Compounds? - Definition, Examples & Reactions


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Which best describes an anion?

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1. Which best describes a cation?

2. Which is true about ionic compounds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand different charges. The quiz will also assess your understanding of concepts like anions and cations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Describe an anion
  • Describe a cation
  • Identify and define ionic compounds
  • Understanding specifics about atoms in certain compounds
  • Understanding why salt dissolves in water

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ionic compounds
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about adding or removing atoms from an electron in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding negative and net positive charges and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about balancing ionic compounds

Additional Learning

To learn more about ionic compounds, review the lesson entitled What Are Ionic Compouds? - Definition, Examples, & Reactions. Included are the following objectives:

  • Define ion
  • Identify the structure of ionic compounds
  • Differentiate between anions and cations