Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 8 - Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding - Exercises - Page 334: 8.16d


The $Ca$ atom loses electrons in the reaction.

Work Step by Step

In the reaction, the $Ca$ atom loses 2 valence electrons to 2 $F$ atoms so that it could reach an octet. That means the $Ca$ atom loses electrons in the reaction.
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