Examples of Ionic Bonds and Compounds

Recognize Ionic Compounds

Ionic bonds form between atoms that have different electronegativity values, such as sodium and chlorine.
Ionic bonds form between atoms that have different electronegativity values, such as sodium and chlorine. Encyclopaedia Britannica/UIG / Getty Images

Here are examples of ionic bonds and ionic compounds:

NaBr - sodium bromide
KBr - potassium bromide
NaCl - sodium chloride
NaF - sodium fluoride
KI - potassium iodide
KCl - potassium chloride
CaCl2 - calcium chloride
K2O - potassium oxide
MgO - magnesium oxide

You can recognize ionic compounds because they consist of a metal bonded to a nonmetal.

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