Problem: Choose the image that best represents the formation of an ionic bond between Na and Cl.

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Ionic bond → involves transfer of electrons:

  • cation (+) → purple → loses e-
  • anion (-) → green → gains e-
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Choose the image that best represents the formation of an ionic bond between Na and Cl.


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