Ionic Bond and Ionic Compounds

It's true! Opposites do attract! A straightforward video lesson explains the basics of ionic bonding. Using visual models, the instructor describes the repeating patterns in an ionic compound. She also explains how a formula unit simply provides the ratio of atoms within the pattern.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Build three-dimensional models of common ionic compounds
  • Create a guided notes document for learners to complete as they watch the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a solid understanding of cations and anions and their bonding potential
  • Diagrams add clarity to the concepts
  • Emphasizes important vocabulary throughout the lesson
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