Problem: Ionic bonding is expected in which of these compounds?A) Cl2B) KFC) OF2D) HFE) H2

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Ionic Compound

 composed of a positive ion called a cation connected to a negative ioncalled 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-)


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Ionic bonding is expected in which of these compounds?

A) Cl2

B) KF

C) OF2

D) HF

E) H2

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