Ionic Bonding is the complete transfer of valence electrons between two atoms.
Lars the raccoon had two cookies. These two cookies symbolize two atoms that will fuse together with the complete transfer of valence electrons.
These cookies were placed too close together and the chocolate chips melted into the other cookie. they formed an ionic bond. The chocolate chips symbolize the valence electrons that transfer over to the other cookie.
Now, the cookie on the left has two more valence electrons than the one on the right.
The first cookie had two more chips than the other, and the chips represent the electrons, so the baker took one chip from the cookie on the left and added it to the right one, which symbolizes covalent bonding
The valence electrons are the chocolate chips. In Ionic Bonding, these valences electrons are transferred completely between two atoms.
The first cookie had two more chips than the other, and the chips represent the valence electrons, so the baker took one chip from the cookie on the left and added it to the right one, which symbolizes covalent bonding. The valence electrons are shared between the atoms until they have an equal amount of valence electrons.
Periodic trends are specific patterns that are present in the periodic table that illustrate different aspects of a certain element. Examples are electronegativity, atomic radius, and ionization ration. The atoms will pair with the atom that takes the least amount of energy to pair with.
The cookie on the left will pair with the cookie on the bottom right because it will require the least amount of energy when transferring valence electrons.