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Electric ChargePlay
Ions have an electric charge, making them important in electricity and reactions. SlideIn salt water, the sodium and chloride ions conduct electricity.
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Common TypesPlay
The most common ions are cations with a positive charge and anions with a negative charge. SlideSodium is a common cation, while chlorine is a common anion.
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Scientific ContextPlay
Ions are often discussed in science classes or texts, not everyday conversation. SlideWe'll need to calculate the number of magnesium ions in this solution.