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Difference between ion and ionic compound
« on: February 27, 2019, 08:23:09 AM »
What is the difference? Does ion only refer to a cation or anion, while ionic bonded elements are called ionic compounds instead of ions?

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Re: Difference between ion and ionic compound
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 08:42:29 AM »
An ion is a charged species either +ve cation or -ve anion. 

An ionic compound is made from at least two different groups of ions and the net charge = 0.

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Re: Difference between ion and ionic compound
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 01:29:30 PM »
What is a ion with more than one atom, but same element called?

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Re: Difference between ion and ionic compound
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 06:48:38 PM »
What is a ion with more than one atom, but same element called?

Can you give an example of what you mean?
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