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When 2 or more elements react together what is formed?

A compound

The atoms of elements join together by...

Transferring or sharing electrons to achieve a full outer shell

Why are noble gases stable?

Because they already have a full outside shell(8 electrons)

When non metals join together what type of bonding is it?


When metals and non metals join together what type of bonding is it?


What does ionic bonding produce?

Ionic compounds

When metal atoms lose an electron what do they become?

Positive ions

When metal atoms gain an electron what do they become?

Negative ions

Ions have the same structure as...

Noble gases because they are both stable

What do the oppositely charged ions do in an ionic compound?

Attract each other