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An ionic compound is composed of an anion and cation whose charges together must be neutral. When naming an ionic compound, we must determine the names of the anion and cation that have bonded. Given the formula, we determine the elements (or polyatomic ions) that make up the compound in question. We then write the anion name after that of the cation, and we have the formula.Learn More>>>
On the right hand side is the crossword puzzle. There are elements from the periodic table which are spread in all the directions(horizontal, vertical and diagonal). The answer for this puzzle is hidden on our wiki if you dare then try to search the wiki for the answers: it's not so hard though.
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The poles on Uranus are warmer than the equator because its axis is tilted quite heavily!
Above 4 °C, water expands when heated and contracts when cooled. But between 4 °C and 0 °C it does the opposite, contracting when heated and expanding when cooled. Stronger hydrogen and oxygen bonds are formed as the water crystallizes into ice. By the time it's frozen it takes up around 9% more space.
The Central American salamander Bolitoglossa dofleini can extend its tongue more than half its body length in 7 milliseconds, 50 times faster than you can blink an eye .