maam i wanted to know the reason as to why an ion is more stable than an atom

Asked by DIVYA GARG | 2nd Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM

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Yes Ions are more stable than the atom they came from because they have a full outer shell (valence shell). There are cations (atoms that lose 1 or more electrons to have a full outer shell) and anions (atoms that gain 1 or more electrons to have a full outer shell). Usually atoms are reactive with one another, either wanting to gain or lose electrons
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Answered by  | 2nd Mar, 2011, 12:47: PM

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