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