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Examples of Ionic Bonds and Compounds

Ionic Compounds

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This is the three-dimensional ionic structure of sodium chloride, NaCl.

This is the three-dimensional ionic structure of sodium chloride, NaCl. Sodium chloride is also known as halite or table salt.

Ben Mills

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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