Formation of Ions and Ionic Compounds – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Formation of Ions and Ionic Compounds.

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formation of ions and ionic compounds worksheet


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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Stability of noble gas electron configuration
  • Formation of positive and negative ions
  • Metal and non-metal ions
  • Periodic table groups, electron configuration and valency
  • Formation of ionic compounds
  • Monatomic and polyatomic ions
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 9 Science curriculum.
  • 13 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Describe the most stable type of electron configuration.
  • ☑   Explain how metal atoms lose electrons to form positive ions.
  • ☑   Explain how non-metal atoms gain electrons to form negative ions.
  • ☑   Describe how positive and negative ions combine to form ionic compounds.
  • ☑   Describe the relationship between an element’s group number, the number of valence electrons in its atoms and the type of ion it forms.
  • ☑   Correlate the reactivity of an element with its location on the periodic table.
  • ☑   Differentiate between monatomic and polyatomic ions.


This resource is also included in the Year 9 Chemistry PDF Workbook.


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