Importance of anions and cations

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Importance of anions and cations

Postby jordanginyard_ » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:35 pm

Do we need to know the difference between anions and cations? How important it is to know this. ODes anyone remembers which lecture videos the professor explains these concepts.

Kushaal Madadi 2F
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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Kushaal Madadi 2F » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:42 pm

Well, they shouldn't be too hard to remember. Anions are negatively charged (meaning they have more electrons than protons) and cations are positively charged (meaning they have more protons than electrons).

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Sahiti Annadata 3D » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:42 pm

It is important to know the difference between anions and cations. It is a fundamental concept to understanding molecules, compounds, and bonding. An anion is an atom or molecule (ions) with a negative charge due to gaining electrons. A cation is an atom or molecule (ions) with a negative charge due to losing electrons.

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Sydney Lam_2I » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:47 pm

This will also be important when we get to the acid base section! Although, its not too hard to memorize with anion as negative and cation as positive (i just remember that CAT(ion) are cute so they're positive).

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby abby hyman » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:48 pm

Anions are just atoms that gain electrons or become more negative to be in a more stable state. cations are similar except for they lose electrons or become more positive to reach a more stable state.

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Jade_Tai_2L » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:49 pm

An easy way to remember is ca(+)ion is positive and anion is the opposite (:

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Izamary Marquez 2H » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:41 pm

With regards to cations and anions...Is it possible for them to have the same 4 quantum numbers considering they will have different properties than expected and they are altered?

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Sana Nagori 2H » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:04 pm

Similar to what someone said I remember CATions as being PAWsitive :))

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Anh Trinh 1J » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:51 pm

Another way to know which atom is an anion or cation is that since anions are negatively charged, they are on the right side of the periodic table, and because cations are positively charged, they are on the left side of the periodic table.

Andy Hernandez
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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Andy Hernandez » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:20 pm

The way I remember cations and anions is that cations have a "t" which closely resembles a "+" sign. So elements with the "+" are cations which means an e- was removed. And basically once you know what a cation is, one can deduce that an anion is the opposite.

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Andy Hernandez » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:20 pm

The way I remember cations and anions is that cations have a "t" which closely resembles a "+" sign. So elements with the "+" are cations which means an e- was removed. And basically once you know what a cation is, one can deduce that an anion is the opposite.

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Kendall_Dewey_2D » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:00 pm

Cations are positively charged and anions are negatively charged. I remember this personally because to me anion sounds like onion and I have had a "negative" experience with onions. Weird way to remember, but it works for me!

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Gigi Elizarraras 2C » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:53 pm

I would for sure remember the difference between cations and anions. Cations are positively charged molecules/atoms and anions are negatively charged atoms/molecules. As well as most cations are lewis acids because they are likely to accept electrons and anions are likely lewis bases.

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Emma_Barrall_3J » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:59 pm

I think they're pretty important and easy to remember. A(n)ion has an "n" for negative and ca(t)ion the "t" looks like a plus sign. Not sure which lecture the professor talks about but easy enough to just look up a video online for extra help. Hope this helps!

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby Tanya Nguyen 1B » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:03 pm

Sana Nagori 2J wrote:Similar to what someone said I remember CATions as being PAWsitive :))

A friend told me the same thing, and I thought it was funny so I still remember it to this day and it helps a lot!

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Re: Importance of anions and cations

Postby 905409193 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:07 pm

Just like everyone was saying, cations have a positive charge and anions have a negative charge. But if you want to rewatch the professor's lecture where he explained it, it would be lecture #11!


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