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Metals and nonmetals form ionic compounds when chemically bonded.

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What kind of bonds do metals and nonmetals form?

Metals and nonmetals form ionic bonds.


Do covalent bonds form with metals or non-metals?

Both metals and nonmetals can form covalent bonds, but nonmetals do so more often.




Why do ionic compounds form between metals and nonmetals?

Compounds between metals and nonmetals are predominantly ionic because there is a large difference in electronegativity between most metals and most nonmetals.


What is made when you add metals and non metals?

Metals and nonmetals form ionic compounds.


What kind of elements form ionic bonds with nonmetals?

Metals. The two most reactive groups of metals that readily form these bonds with nonmetals are the alkali metals and the alkaline earth metals. Groups 1A and 2A.


Which elements form ionic compounds?

the metals with nonmetals


Can metals and nonmetals combine to form things?

Sure. All sorts of metals and non-metals combine and form useful things.


Do metals or non metals form anions?

Nonmetals tend to form anions (negatively charged) because they gain electrons from the metals.


Why do metals and nonmetals react?

Do you mean 'why do metals and nonmetals react together?' Well here's the answer for the Q I think you requested: Not all metals and nonmetals react. Some nonmetals like the nobles gases (elements like helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon) are very unreactive and won't react with metals. But some metals and nonmetals react to form an Ionic compound because they are more stable once reacted to form a product.


Why metals commonly tends to form cations?

Metals have a low electronegativity compared to nonmetals.


Can nonmetals replace metals in a single replacement reaction?

no, nonmetals replace nonmetals and metals replace metals.


Why do atoms of nonmetals form anions while atoms of metals form cations?

Nonmetals generally are more electronegative than metals, meaning that they have a stronger pull on their electrons - thus when they form ions, metals give up electrons (forming cations) and nonmetals take up electrons (forming anions).



What compounds do nonmetals form when they burn in oxygen?

Nonmetals burning in oxygen form covalent type compounds, as compared to metals which form ionic compounds.


Why do metals form cations lose electrons and nonmetals form anions gain electrons?

Metals transfer their electrons to nonmetals in order to reach the "octet" or 8 electrons in the valence shell.


What is produced when metals and nonmetals react to each other?

Metals and nonmetals most frequently react to form ionic network solids known as salts.


When is energy given off by most nonmetals?

when they form compounds with metals or other non-metals


What is the overall charge of metals?

Metals form positive ions. Nonmetals, however, for negative ions.


What element forms compounds with nonmetals?

Metals form compounds very easily with non-metals.


What type of ions are formed by non-metals?

Nonmetals tend to form negative ions.


What type of elements form cations?

metals tend to form cations and nonmetals form anions because metals lose electrons and non metals gain electrons


What information does the organization of the periodic table tell you about the atoms and the bonds they form?

Metals can only bond with nonmetals and nonmetals can bond with other nonmetals.


Of metals and nonmetals which tend to form positive ions?

The metals and non metals which tend to form positive ions are cations. It is because of their electronic configuration.


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