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

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Which elements form ionic compounds?

the metals with nonmetals


What is made when you add metals and non metals?

Metals and nonmetals form ionic compounds.


How are ionic compounds identified?

An ionic compound is made up of metals and nonmetals.


What type of elements are ionic compounds made of?

Ionic compounds are generally formed by the bonding of metals and nonmetals.


Explain three differences between ionic and covalent compounds?

Ionic Covalent > Between Metals + Nonmetals; > Between Nonmetals; > Transfer electron; > Share electron; > Weak bond > Strong bond.


What do non metals and metals tend to do?

Metals and nonmetals tend to form ionic compounds by forming ionic bonds when they combine.


What are the characteristics of ionic compounds vs molecular compounds?

Ionic compounds are generally made up of nonmetals and metals, while molecular compounds are normally made up of nonmetals only.


Why do people mix metals with nonmetals?

So that they can make ionic compounds.


Ionic or covalent compounds?

Ionic compounds are metals and nonmetals combined to form a compound. KI= Potassium (metal) Iodide(nonmetal) Covalent compounds are nonmetals and nonmetals combined. NO2= Nitrogen (nonmetal) Dioxide (nonmetal)


What compounds forms an ionic bond?

The elements that generally form ionic bonds are the metals and nonmetals.


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.


Do you expect ionic compounds to form between two non metals?

No. Two nonmetals will form covalent bonds.


Metals and non-metals may form?

Metals and nonmetals form ionic compounds when chemically bonded.



What is the differnece between an ionic compound and a covolant compound?

In an ionic compound, atoms transfer electrons from one to the other, creating oppositely charged ions. The ionic bond is an electrostatic attraction between the oppositely charged ions. Ionic compounds tend to form between metals and nonmetals. In covalent compounds, atoms share electrons. Most covalent compounds form between nonmetals.


How do you find out that a given molecule is ionic or covalent or both?

Generally, metals and nonmetals combine to form ionic compounds, and nonmetals combine to form molecules.


Which compound contains ionic bonds?

Frequently these are compounds made from metals with nonmetals.


Can the term molecule be applied to both an ionic and a covalent bond?

No. Molecules are formed from covalent bonds, usually between nonmetals. Ionic compounds are formed by ionic bonds from the electrostatic attraction of positively and negatively charged ions, generally between metals and nonmetals.


What types of elements form covalent compounds and what types of elements form ionic compoundsypes?

Nonmetals form covalent bonds with one another, forming molecular compounds. Metals and nonmetals tend to form ionic compounds.



Is the composition of an ionic compound formed by two or more nonmetallic elements?

Ionic compounds do not form between nonmetallic elements. Nonmetallic elements form covalent bonds, and form molecular compounds. Ionic compounds are generally formed by metals and nonmetals.


What is the difference between ionic covalent and molecular compound?

Ionic compounds are compounds formed between a metal and a nonmetal Covalent compounds are compounds formed between two nonmetals


Is potassium sulfate polar nonpolar or ionic?

Potassium sulfate is ionic. It consists of potassium ions bonded to sulfate ions. Typically, all compounds between metals and nonmetals are ionic.


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