In an ionic compound:A. They share electrons equallyB. They share electrons but the most electronegative atom "pulls" most of the electrons toward its sideC. The electrons are not shared but each molecule keeps its electrons when they form the bondD. Electrons are not shared the most electronegative atoms(s) takes all the electrons from the metal

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Asked Oct 15, 2019

In an ionic compound:

A. They share electrons equally

B. They share electrons but the most electronegative atom "pulls" most of the electrons toward its side

C. The electrons are not shared but each molecule keeps its electrons when they form the bond

D. Electrons are not shared the most electronegative atoms(s) takes all the electrons from the metal

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Step 1

Ionic bond is a bond which occurs due to complete tranfer of electrons

Step 2

for example 

the formation of NaCl

the more electronegative ion chlorine accepts the electron from the electropositive metal sodium and become anion and cation respectively. 

Na
Na
Cl
Nă
NaCi
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These anions and cations are held together by the electrostatic forces thus forming a compound and the e...

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