Ionic bonding (2)
Ionic bonding is first presented to students as electron transfer but: ionic bonding is a type of bonding where one element is negatively charged and one is positively charged and therefore are attracted to each other.
IONIC BONDING - ATTRACTION
Note: Covalent bonding is sharing
To remember what ionic bonding is, recall the following mnemonic:
The iconic (ionic) man attracted lots of women.
to get more technical, ionic bonding is the electrostatic force of attraction between a positively charged metal and a negatively charged non-metal.
Note: The losing of electrons (and becoming a +ve charged element) and gaining of electrons (and becoming a -ve charge element) and then forming an immediate ionic bond is called a redox reaction.