Combining Ions to Form Chemical Compounds

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Match cations and anions to form chemical compounds by dragging the corresponding colored disks. The name of the last chemical compound formed appears at the top. When combined into a neutral compound, ions change their coordination numbers. This is reflected in the subscripts of the compound's chemical formula.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (December 2013)
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