Who is the cation and anion?
Gold(#79) is my cation and Chlorine(#17) is my anion.
How many valence electrons does each of them have?
Gold has 1 valence electron and Chlorine has 7 valence electrons.
How do they transfer electrons to form a bond?
Gold will transfer one electron to Chlorine which will have 8 valence electrons.
What is the name of the compound after bonding?
The name of the compound after forming is Gold Chloride or Auric Chloride.
Life is hard for an old man like me. Traveling miles to find one electron.
Haven't seen one soul in days.
Hey! What do you think you are doing!?
I AM GOLD. AND WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
I am Chlorine
I see that you have one valence electron. And I need one more. Can I have it?
Thank you. (Finally, I have gotten one more.)
Yes! I don't want this thing. You would be doing me a big favor!
Wow. I have become negatively charged, which would make me an anion when I gained one valence electron.
And what are we called when bonding?
And I have become positively charged because I gave you an electron. Where I lost one electron.
Because you are negative and I am positive we will be bonded together line magnets.
I know what we are called but there is two names we can be called.
We can be Gold Chloride or Auric Chloride.
I like Auric Chloride more. Yes that will be our name!
Well, this kind of bond is an ionic bond but I don't know what we are called,