Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Sections 9.1-9.11 - Exercises - Review Questions: 7

Answer

In Lewis theory we can represent the ionic bonding by moving the electron dots from the metal to the nonmetal, showing the resulting ions.

Work Step by Step

Cations lose their valence electrons when it's left with an octet in the previous energy level. The anion will gain electrons to form an octet.
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