Intro to Ionic and Covalent Compounds

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5th - 12th
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***NOW DIGITAL*** Use this worksheet to help students see how chemicals form ionic bonds and covalent bonds. They will color all the metals, then the nonmetals, then the polyatomic ions. Based on the colors, the students will identify the bond type. Great for visual learners because this worksheet is based on color memory association.

This ionic and covalent worksheet will provide a colorful reference sheet for students to really grasp the difference in ionic and covalent bonding.


Benefits & Features

  • This worksheet won't allow your students jot down notes without thinking about it. They are forced to pay closer attention because they must color by the rules.
  • You won't have to explain the rules over and over because this worksheet makes them COLOR CODED.
  • Students will learn writing chemical formulas faster because they have started using my color coding worksheets which make building chemical concepts easier.


There is a lot a student needs to understand before they are able to write chemical formulas and learn naming ionic covalent chemicals. A student needs to understand that a cation comes before an anion, how metals and nonmetals bond, that a metal comes before a nonmetal, and then they must be able to balance the charges of the overall formula.

This worksheet helps them understand metals, nonmetals, and polyatomic ions before they can start writing formulas. Ionic bonding and covalent bonding just got a lot easier-and more visual learning friendly!

***Did your chemistry class go to distance learning? I created a TpT Digital Activity using this worksheet that is all ready to go for you. I've already typed the instructions and added the answer boxes to save you time. Of course, you can edit or completely change the way I've written the instructions. How cool is that? Assign it via Google classroom. See the how to video here.***



"A great visual way for students to connect ionic and covalent to metals and nonmetals, which was always one of the more difficult pieces of the content for my students."-Jaime A.


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