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Ionic Compounds Unit 4. Ions An atom is electrically neutral because it has the same # of protons (+) and electrons (-) An atom becomes charged when it.

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1 Ionic Compounds Unit 4

2 Ions An atom is electrically neutral because it has the same # of protons (+) and electrons (-) An atom becomes charged when it either gains or loses electrons. A charged atom is called an ion

3 Ionic compounds A cation (+) is formed when an atom loses electrons. Usually metals are cations. An anion (-) is formed when an atom gains electrons. Usually nonmetals are anions Cations and anions have opposite charges and are attracted to one another.

4 These attractive forces can hold the ions together in an ionic bond, forming a compound. Ionic compounds are usually made up of a metal and nonmetal. Ionic compounds are often called: salts

5 Valence electrons review Valence electrons are the electrons that are in the highest energy level of an atom. These electrons are involved in forming bonds with other atoms. Elements (except helium) have the same # of valence electrons as their group #.

6 Octet rule The charge of an ion is related to the number of valence electrons on the atom. In order to become stable, atoms tend to either gain (anions) or lose (cations) valence electrons so that its highest energy level will become full with 8 electrons, similar to a noble gas. (except He, which has 2). This is called the octet rule.

7 Example of an ionic compound

8 Ion Electron Configurations When we write the electron configuration of a positive ion, we remove one electron for each positive charge: Na → Na + 1s 2 2s 2 2p 6 3s 1 → 1s 2 2s 2 2p 6 When we write the electron configuration of a negative ion, we add one electron for each negative charge: O → O 2- 1s 2 2s 2 2p 4 → 1s 2 2s 2 2p 6

9 Properties Properties of ionic bonds: high melting point low malleability – break and shatter easily can conduct electricity under certain conditions (disssolved in water or when molten)

10 Writing Formulas Elements occur in constant whole number ratios in a compound (Law of Definite Proportions). In a chemical formula symbols and subscripts are used to describe this ratio. For molecules the chemical (molecular) formula shows the actual number of atoms of each element in the compound In an ionic compound, the formula shows the lowest whole number ratio of ions in the ionic crystal. This ratio is called a formula unit.

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12 Naming Binary Ionic Compounds Simply name the two ions, positive ion first (the positive ion is always first). Positive monatomic (one type of element) ions have the same name as the element. Na +  sodium ion Al 3+  aluminum ion

13 Naming Binary Ionic Compounds Negative monatomic ions end in –ide. Cl -  chloride ion O 2-  oxide ion N 3- → nitride ion

14 Trends in charge of ions Group 1: always 1+ Group 2: always 2+ Al: always 3+ Group 7 (halogens): always 1- Group 6: always 2- Group 5 (N, P): always 3-


16 Writing Ionic Formulas IMPORTANT – When writing formulas, use appropriate subscripts so the total number of positive and negative charges cancel out and the compound is neutral. Now, lets see how good we are at writing some formulas and naming some ionic compounds.

17 Practice KBr Since this has a metal (K) and a nonmetal (Br), we say it is an ionic compound. So we name the positive ion – potassium and the negative ion with the ending changed to – ide, bromide. Potassium bromide Binary compound

18 Practice Calcium Chloride Again a metal and a nonmetal so it is ionic. Calcium would form an ion with a 2+ charge and chloride would be 1-. Ca 2+ Cl -  in order for the compound to be neutral, how many Cl - would there need to be for every Ca 2+ ?? 2 Cl - for every 1 Ca 2+ So the formula would be CaCl 2 Binary compound

19 Practice Give the name of the following compounds: Na 2 O BaI 2 Give the formulas for: Magnesium bromide Aluminum fluoride Calcium nitride

20 Metal ions with more than one common charge Certain metals can form more than one type of cation Roman numeral (in between parenthesis) tells the charge on the cation Examples: Iron (II) chloride, FeCl 2 Iron (III) chloride, FeCl 3

21 Examples Fe: 2+ and 3+ Cu: 1+ and 2+ Sn: 2+ and 4+ Pb: 2+ and 4+ Co: 2+ and 3+ Mn: 2+, 6+ and 7+

22 Naming Determine the charge of the cation: Total charge of the molecule is neutral, so use the known charge of the anion Example: PbCl 4 ; 1 Pb and 4 Cl atoms per molecule Each Cl - charge is – 1; molecular charge is 0. So Pb charge is 4+ Name: lead (IV) chloride

23 Naming polyatomic ions Negative polyatomic ions end in –ate or – ite. There is not a hard and fast rule which will allow you to determine if a polyatomic ion is –ate or –ite (which is why you have to memorize them), but there is one helpful shortcut.

24 Patterns for Polyatomic Ions The most common form of a polyatomic ion formed from a nonmetal combined with oxygen ends in –ate. -ate ion chlorate = ClO 3 - -ate ion plus 1 O  same charge, per- prefix perchlorate = ClO 4 - -ate ion minus 1 O  same charge, -ite suffix chlorite = ClO 2 - -ate ion minus 2 O  same charge, hypo- prefix, - ite suffix hypochlorite = ClO -

25 Patterns for Polyatomic Ions ¬Elements in the same column on the Periodic Table form similar polyatomic ions same number of O’s and same charge ClO 3 - = chlorate  BrO 3 - = bromate ­If the polyatomic ion starts with H, add hydrogen- before the ions name and add +1 to the charge CO 3 2- = carbonate  HCO 3 - = hydrogen carbonate


27 Practice Na 2 CO 3 In this compound there are two ways to identify is as ionic. First, it has a metal and a nonmetal. Second, it has a polyatomic ion. So we name the ions, positive ion first. Sodium carbonate Ternary compound

28 Practice Magnesium Phosphate magnesium – Mg 2+ ; phosphate – PO 4 3- In order for the compound to be neutral we have to find the least common multiple between our two charges, 2 and 3. The LCM is 6. 2 goes into 6 – 3 times so Mg 3 ; 3 goes into 6 – 2 times so (PO 4 ) 2. 3 x +2 = +6 AND 2 x -3 = -6 Our compound is neutral. Mg 3 (PO 4 ) 2 Ternary compound

29 Important Precautions If we need more than one polyatomic ion (like in the previous example), it must be surrounded by parentheses before you add the subscript. Also, notice that if the subscript is 1 we do not write it. If the positive ion has more than one possible charge, then when we write the name we must indicate which charge it is. This is done by writing a roman numeral in parentheses which is equal to the positive charge.

30 Practice Copper (I) Oxide (I) indicates that the copper has a charge of 1+. Copper - Cu 1+ ; Oxide – O 2- Cu 2 O Iron (III) Oxide (III) indicates iron has a 3+ charge. Iron - Fe 3+ ; Oxide – O 2- Fe 2 O 3 PracticePractice and More Practice!!!More Practice

31 More practice Give the name for: MgSO 4 Sn(NO 3 ) 4

32 Naming Hydrates Hydrates are compounds containing water molecules. To name hydrates simply name the compound (usually ionic) and then indicate the number of water molecules by using the same prefixes as in molecular compounds. CuSO 4 5 H 2 O Copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate Sodium carbonate heptahydrate Na 2 CO 3 7 H 2 O

33 NumberPrefix 1mono- 2di- 3tri- 4tetra- 5penta- 6hexa- 7hepta- 8octa- 9nona- 10deca-

34 Bonding In Metals valence electrons of metal atoms can be modeled as a sea of electrons – they are mobile and can drift from one part of the metal to the other Metallic Bond – the attraction of these “free-floating” electrons for the metal ionsMetallic Bond these bonds hold metals together and explain many of their physical properties


36 Alloys an alloy is a MIXTURE that is composed of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal you can also think of an alloy as a solid solution made by dissolving metals in other metals alloys are important because their properties are often superior to those of their component elements

37 Substitutional Alloy atoms of approximately the same size replace each other in the crystal sterling silver, coins, solder, brass, 18-carrat gold, bronze

38 Interstitial Alloy atoms of smaller size fit into the space (interstices) between the larger atoms cast iron, steel, stainless steel, surgical steel

39 Amalgam metal solution that contains mercury this type of alloy may be a solid or liquid used to be very useful in dental amalgams (mixture of Hg, Ag, and Zn)

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