Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 2 - Exercises: 19

Answer

An ion is an atom or group of atoms that carries a positive or negative electric charge as a result of having lost or gained one or more electrons.

Work Step by Step

A cation is an ion that has lost electrons and thus has a positive charge while an anion is an ion that has gained electrons and thus has a negative charge.
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