Ionic compounds can be defined as the crystalline solids formed by neatly packed ions of opposite charge. Ionic compounds are usually formed when metals react with non-metals.
Ionic compounds are ion compounds. These ions are atoms that gain or lose electrons, resulting in a net positive or negative charge. Metals tend to lose electrons, so they have a net positive charge and become cations. Non-metals tend to gain electrons, creating a net negative charge of anions.
Examples of ionic compounds
Few examples of ionic compounds are,