Why can #NH_4^+# form an ionic bond with #Cl^-#?

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May 10, 2017

Answer:

The two ions can form an ionic bond because they have opposite charges.

Explanation:

Ions of opposite charge will form an ionic bond. Since #"NH"_4^+"# and #"Cl"^(-)"# have opposite charges, they will combine through ionic bonding to produce the neutral ionic compound #"NH"_4"Cl"#, which is ammonium chloride.