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
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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