Feb 16, 2011

Ionic bond in NaCl

You can see the formation of Sodium(+) ion.Similarly Chlorine(-) ion forms by adding one more electron to chlorine atom.These two ion formation leads to attraction, since these two are with unlike charges.Moreover in sodium ion the space (orbital) of removed electron is now empty which tends to attract the extra electron of chlorine ion leading to formation of ionic bond to form NaCl molecule.

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