Which of the following statements regarding ionic compounds is NOT correct? September 21, 2022 by 8i9x6 The net charge of an ionic compound is zero. Oppositely charged ions collect together in part because isolated ions are not stable. The energy associated with an ionic bond is a form of electrostatic potential energy. Ions are held together by shared pairs of electrons. Oppositely charged ions arrange themselves to minimize repulsions and maximize attractions. See Answer Ions are held together by shared pairs of electrons.