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Ionic Bonding

Bond together ions to create target ionic compounds of specific cation to anion ratios.

Topics

Take a peek inside the Ionic Bonding game for a brief overview of the concepts covered through gameplay. Learn about the challenge levels, exploratory sandbox, and free teacher resources for use in your chemistry classroom.

Core levels

Through observing the interaction between ions of similar charges vs. ions of different charges, students are introduced to attraction and repulsion.

Students must ‘activate’ an equal number of positive and negative charges to successfully create a compound with an overall neutral charge.

To satisfy a target, students must create ionic compounds of specific cation to anion ratios (1:1, 1:2, 2:1, 2:3, 3:2).

Sandbox

The Ionic Bonding Sandbox is an open-ended and exploratory environment designed for students to freely build molecules using the provided bank of atoms. Complement your instruction by designing your own Sandbox activities and encourage your students to earn the built-in Achievements that focus on a specific topic within Ionic Bonding.

Connected levels

Ionization Energy and Ionic Bonding

In these connected levels, there are ions missing from the bank. Students must return to the Ionization Energy game to build the missing ions that they need to create the target ionic compounds in the Ionic Bonding game.

In order to successfully create the target ionic compounds in the Ionic Bonding game, students must create and send correctly charged ions from the Ions game through the pipe.

Acid Strength and Ionic Bonding

In these connected levels, there are ions missing from the bank. Students must return to the Acid Strength game to create the missing ions that they need in order to build the target ionic compounds in the Ionic Bonding game.

By removing protons from acids and adding protons to bases in the Acid Strength game, students can create and send ions of the correct charge through the pipe in order to create the target ionic compounds.

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