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Practice: Types of Chemical Bonding

The Lewis structure for a molecular compound of potassium and sulfur is shown below. How can you tell this compound is ionically bonded?

  • AThe atoms are surrounded by a sea of delocalized electrons.
  • BSulfur atoms can only form ionic bonds.
  • CThe atoms are sharing electrons to obtain full outer shells but have not become ions.
  • DIonic compounds always contain atoms in a 2 : 1 ratio.
  • EThe atoms have either lost or gained electrons to become ions and obtain full outer shells.

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