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Clarissa Nava 3H
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ions

Postby Clarissa Nava 3H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:03 pm

is a cation an ion that loses an electron or is that an anion?

jessicahe4Elavelle
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Re: ions

Postby jessicahe4Elavelle » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:04 pm

A cation is a positive ion, so an atom that has lost one or more electrons thus becoming positively charged

Justin Haggard 1E
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Re: ions

Postby Justin Haggard 1E » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:10 pm

An anion has a negative charge, and a cation has a positive charge.

To have a negative charge, there has to be more electrons than protons in the atom. Therefore, anions are atoms that have extra electron(s).

To have a positive charge, there has to be fewer electrons than protons in the atom, so cations are atoms that have lost electron(s).

An easy way to remember which one is positive is that cations are "paw"sitive (sorry, I hate it too, but it really does help me remember which one is which).

Mark 1D
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Re: ions

Postby Mark 1D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:16 pm

Cations lose electrons, giving a positive charge


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