Could an electron dot model be used when representing an ionic bond?

I know it could be used for a covalent bond, but what about an ionic bond?

Update:

Also, how would you show it being bonded.

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  • Chris
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Yes. Just transfer the electron dots from one atom to the other. Sqluare brackets then are often used.

    Sodium atom is .Na and chlorine atom is .Cl: (with another pair of dots above and below).

    Sodium ion is [Na]^+1 and chloride ion is [:Cl:]^-1 (with another pair of dots above and below).

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