Problem: Determine whether the following pairs of elements can form ionic compounds. oxygen and calciumsulfur and brominelithium and fluorinechlorine and sodiumnickel and chlorinelithium and calcium

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We are being asked to determine whether the following pairs of elements can form ionic compounds. Recall that ionic compounds are formed when metal and nonmetal atom combine.


metal + nonmetal = ionic


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Determine whether the following pairs of elements can form ionic compounds. 

oxygen and calcium

sulfur and bromine

lithium and fluorine

chlorine and sodium

nickel and chlorine

lithium and calcium

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