Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 7 - Ionic and Metallic Bonding - 7 Assessment: 56

Answer

An anion forms when an atom gains electrons and it has a net negative charge because there are more electrons than protons.

Work Step by Step

An anion forms when an atom gains electrons and it has a net negative charge because there are more electrons than protons.
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