math and science education search Mr. R.'s world of math and science free and accessible educational resources for all
math home
math poems
math videos
math lessons
math stories
math songs
fun poems

Ionic Bonding Poem

I’ve said it once,
I’ve said it twice,
Covalent bonding is quite nice!
Electrons shared,
So nice and equal,
But bonding has
A troubled sequel...
Bonds of elements,
Called ionic,
And I would say,
It’s quite ironic,
When electron sharing,
Isn't allowed,
They're taken,
From an atom’s cloud...


What is an ionic bond?
An ionic bond is a chemical bond in which electrons from one atom are released and transferred to another atom.
Ionic bonds are usually formed between metals and non-metals, for example, sodium (a metal), and chlorine (a non-metal) to make NaCl, or table salt.


click beakers to go back to Mr. R.'s chemistry poems
chemistry lab equipment

Cool ionic bonding images of sodium flouride from Wikipedia User: WDCF
mr. r.'s science videos!
science songs

copyright Mr. R. 2014