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Chemical formula <1>
tells what element a compound contains and the exact number of atoms of each element in a unit of that compound
Chemically Stable <1>
when the atom's outer level is complete
Chemical bond <1>
the force that holds atoms together in a compound
Ion <2>
a charged particle because it now has either more or fewer electrons than protons
Ionic bond <2>
the force of attraction between the opposite charges of the ions in an ionic compound
Covalent bond <2>
The attraction that forms between atoms when they share electrons
Molecule <2>
a nuetral particle that forms as a result of electron sharing
Nonpolar Molecule <2>
a molecule in which electrons are shared equally in bonds
Polar Molecule <2>
a molecule that has a slightly positive end and a slightly negative end although the overall molecule is neutral
Binary Compound <3>
a compound that is composed of two elements
Oxidation Number <3>
tells you how many electrons an atom has gained, lost, or shared to become stable
Polyatomic Ions <3>
a positively or negatively charged, covalently bonded group of atoms
Hydrate <3>
a compound that has water chemically attached to its ions