Cesium and Sulfur Ionic Compound

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Cesium and sulfur form a chemical compound with a formula of Cs 2 S. This inorganic compound is a strong alkali. It is also a white water-soluble solid. The molar mass of the compound is 3.3571 grams per mole.

To understand how the compound is formed, it is important to know the properties of the two elements. These properties include the number of valence electrons each element has. Generally, each group of elements has between one and four valence electrons.

When the number of valence electrons in an atom increases, it becomes an anion. Conversely, when the number of valence electrons in a atom decreases, it becomes a cation.

Ionic compounds consist of a mixture of both cations and anions. They are held together by a strong force of attraction. There are many different types of ionic compounds. For example, a calcium and sulfur ionic compound is formed when the two elements lose their electrons to form a cation.

If the number of protons in an atom is greater than the number of electrons, the ion has a positive charge. However, if the number of protons is less than the number of electrons, the ions have a negative charge. Typically, ionic compounds are neutral.

Another ionic compound is barium chloride. Barium cation has a net charge of one. Similarly, chlorine cation has a net charge of -1.

Cesium is an alkali metal that can be found in small amounts in some minerals. Its melting point is 28.5 degC.

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