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Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:20 pm
by 905085650
Do non-metals form cations or anions? Whichever one it is, why is this the case? Thank you!!

Re: Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:23 pm
by skyeblee2F
Non-metals form anions. Their ionization energies are too high to form cations.

Re: Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:31 pm
by Jacqueline Duong 1H
Nonmetals form anions because they gain electrons due to their high charge, which results in the formation of negatively charged ions.

Re: Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:45 pm
by Rhea Churi 4K
Nonmetals tend to have higher electronegativity. So they attract more electrons, making it easier to form anions.

Re: Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:05 pm
by Ashley Kim
You can also figure out that nonmetals have higher electronegativity by considering the following:
The electrons in the valence shell of a nonmetal have a higher attraction because they are closer to having a full valence shell. Therefore, it makes sense that nonmetals would have a higher electronegativity.

Re: Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:13 pm
by Esther Lee 4H
because nonmetals are more likely to gain electrons in order to reach a full valence shell, they will most likely be anions

Re: Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:22 pm
by SophiaKohlhoff4B
Non-metals typically have high electronegativity. They acquire electrons to fill their valence shell and, therefore, they form anions.

Re: Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25 pm
by Selina Bellin 2B
i believe nonmetals create anions!