Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 4 - Atoms and Elements - Exercises - Problems: 53

Answer

Usually elements with 1, 2, or 3 electrons in the outermost shell lose electrons (a) potassium will lose 1 electron to form a $K^{+}$ cation (b) sulfur will not lose an electron (c) fluorine will not lose an electron (d) barium will lose 2 electrons to form a $Ba^{2+}$ cation (e) copper will lose 2 electrons to form a $Cu^{2+}$ cation

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