Chemistry (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321943171
ISBN 13: 978-0-32194-317-0

Chapter 6 - Ionic Compounds: Periodic Trends and Bonding Theory - Conceptual Problems - Page 217: 21


The smaller blue ball is the metal and the larger green ball is the non-metal. The blue ball is then the cation and the green ball is the anion

Work Step by Step

The smaller atom is the cation because the overall proton to electron ratio is large.
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