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Covalent bonding
Bonding due to the sharing of valence electrons.
Ionic bonding
Bonding due to the transfer of valence electrons.
Ion
When an atom gives or receives an electron during ionic bonding (not shares!) it becomes charge because it has to few or two many electrons. An charges atom is called and ion.
Cation
A cation is a positively charged ion.
Anion
An anion is a negatively charged ion
Compounds
Two or more atoms bonded together ironically. Example: NaCl (table salt)
Molecules
Two or more atoms bonded together covalently, Example CO2 (Carbon dioxide)
Isotopes
The same element can have several different atomic masses. This is because the number of neutrons an element can have can vary.