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.
- Ionic bond is formed between a metal and non-metal.
Ionic compound examples
Example of an ionic compounds are Sodium Chloride(NaCl). NH4Cl.