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Postby RichardValdez1L » Sat May 12, 2018 1:14 pm

Do the metals such as lithium, beryllium, sodium and manganese try to gain electrons or lose electrons, since it's technically closer to the noble gases before it?

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Re: Metals

Postby Alma Flores 1D » Sat May 12, 2018 1:28 pm

These elements are trying to lose electrons to obtain a noble gas configuration.

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Re: Metals

Postby Eli Esagoff_1I » Sat May 12, 2018 1:41 pm

They lost electrons because it is a lot easier to lose 1-2 electrons that to gain 6-7 electrons.

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Re: Metals

Postby Hongtao Yao » Sun May 13, 2018 4:03 pm

Its one of the properties for metals to lose electrons more easily than gaining

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Re: Metals

Postby HussainNaib1D » Sun May 13, 2018 9:20 pm

Metals in general have low Electronegativities and low Electron affinities, and this is because their valence shells aren't as complete as compared to nonmetals, so for them to achieve stability it is easier to lose the little amounts of valence electrons they have than to try and gain a lot of valence electrons in order to complete their shell. This is why a bond between a metal and a nonmetal is ionic- the metal desires to fully lose the electron(s), so it transfers them over to the nonmetal which is desires to fully gain them.

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