Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Chemistry for Earth Scientists
Prof. D.M. Sherman

Lecture 3: Ions and Ionic Bonding


We will discuss the main types of chemical bonding and focus on the ionic bonds that form between atoms of dissimilar electronegativity. A simple picture of ionic bonding enables us to make useful predictions of the nature of minerals and the behavior of ions in aqueous solutions.


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