We’re being asked to determine the element, when combined with fluorine, that would most likely form an ionic compound.
• Ionic Compound
▪ composed of a positive ion called a cation connected to a negative ion called an anion.
▪ positive ions (cations) are usually metals and negative ions (anion) are usually nonmetals
metal + nonmetal = ionic bond
▪ cations and anions can also be polyatomic ions (example: NH4+, CH3COO-, SO42-)
Which element, when combined with fluorine, would most likely form an ionic compound?
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