28th November 2019


What type of elements are required to make an ionic compound?

The elements in Group 1 of the Periodic Table are called the alkali metals. They form ionic compounds when they react with non-metals. Their ions have a single positive charge. For example, sodium forms sodium ions, Na+.

What is an ionic compound made up of?

Ionic compounds are compounds composed of ions, charged particles that form when an atom (or group of atoms) gains or loses electrons. (A cation is a positively charged ion; an anion is a negatively charged ion.) Covalent or molecular compounds form when elements share electrons in a covalent bond to form molecules.

What type of elements make up an ionic compound?

Ionic bonds form when a nonmetal and a metal exchange electrons, while covalent bonds form when electrons are shared between two nonmetals. An ionic bond is a type of chemical bond formed through an electrostatic attraction between two oppositely charged ions.