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Ionic compounds are chemical compounds that are formed by an ionic bond, which means that two or more atoms combine by transferring or sharing one or more electrons. These compounds are also called electrovalent compound... More »

An ionic compound is a substance formed from the chemical binding of elements with opposite charges. The force of attraction between opposite charges keeps the molecule together. Common table salt, or sodium chloride, is... More »

One of the more common ionic compounds that is used often is baking soda. Baking soda is also known as bicarbonate or hydrogen carbonate. More »

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Ionic compounds are formed when electrons are transferred from one atom to another, while covalent compounds are formed when both atoms share their electrons, resulting in no loss or gain of electrons for either atom, ac... More »

A molecule is made up of two or more atoms of the same element or compound, or different elements or compounds, that are chemically bound together. A molecule is a quantity of a substance that can be measured by a chosen... More »

Electron sharing is the sharing of the outermost electrons between two or more atoms without the complete transfer of electrons to form ions. When atoms share electrons, a covalent bond is formed. More »

Chemical bonds, which hold compounds together, are the interactions between the electrons of two or more atoms. An electron's atoms exist in layers or shells, and it is the electrons in the outermost layer that determine... More »