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.