Ions and Ionic Charge
This program covers the very important topic of ions and ionic charge. We begin by discussing the concept of an ion and how it relates to a neutral atom. We then discuss how to calculate the ionic charge on an atom with practical examples. The entire lesson is taught by working example problems beginning with the easier ones and gradually progressing to the harder problems. Emphasis is placed on giving students confidence in their skills by gradual repetition so that the skills learned in this section are committed to long term memory.