Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 23

Answer

Main group metals tend to lose electrons to form cations with a charge equal to the group number. Main group nonmetals tend to gain electrons and form anions with a charge equal to the group number minus eight.

Work Step by Step

All of these ions have the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas.
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