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Posted by on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 1:27pm.

why are ionic compounds abundant in nature?


Betty, I don't know how to answer your question. Abundant compared to what? How is abundant defined? I would think there are more covalent compounds in nature than ionic compounds but I may be wrong. Can you clarify the question a little?


Because most pure elements have electron outter shell charges that can either give up one or two electrons (like sodium), or can take on one or two electrons (like chlorine). When they do this they become more stable (like salt Sodium Chloride)and are more likely to be found in this state in nature.

Please see the following site:
http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/143Aioniccpds.html


can you list some ionic compounds in visuale arts

can you state any ionic compounds in the visual art

Mg(OH)2

  • ionic compounds! - , Friday, May 23, 2008 at 9:21am

    the electons comfigurations for a lithium atom is 1s22s1. the comfiguration for an iodine atom is 1s22s22p63s23p64s23d104p65s24d105p5. write the electron configurations for the ions that form lithium iodide, a substance used in photography

  • ionic compounds! - , Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 10:12am

    lithum ion will be 1s2 and iodide ion will be 1s22s22p63s23p64s23d104p65s24d105p6

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