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Ionic compound
compound formed between metal and nonmetal (or polyatomic ions)
Hydrates
ionic compounds comtaining water molecules

*number indicatedf by Greek prefix
Polyatomic ions
bonded atoms with net-charge
Stoichiometric coefficients
indicate mole ratios of substances in reaction
empirical formula
the simplest formula for a compound; it shows the types of atoms present and their relative numbers
molecular formula
based on an actual molecule of a compound. In some cases, the empirical and molecular formulas are identical.
structural formula
shows the order in whoch atoms are bonded together in a molecule and what types of bonds
ball and stick model
the centers of the bonded atoms are represented by small balls, and the bonds between atoms by sticks
space filling model
show that the atoms in a molecule occupy space and that they are in actual contact with one another.