Ionic Bonding

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Key takeaways
An overview of how ionic bonds are formed by the transfer of electrons.
An understanding of how compounds are formed and the naming conventions of new compounds (oxides, nitrates, sulfates etc).
An explanation of the structure of an ionic compound as a lattice structure.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

When a metal element and non-metal element react an ionic bond is formed. In this class, students will examine how metallic elements form ionic bonds by the transfer of electrons and how we name the new ionic compounds. Students will also look at the explanation of ionic compound lattice structures. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 but is great for any budding scientist who wants to learn more about elements and bonding!

Related Classes: Covalent BondingAtomic StructureThe Periodic Table

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 -11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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