why is it that metals have a tendency to loss electrons and not gain?

Asked by  | 27th Feb, 2008, 08:59: PM

Expert Answer:

Metals have large atomic radius and low ionisation energy so they loose electron easily and are electropositive. Metals have weak nuclear pull due to large atomic size so electron affinity is low.

Answered by  | 3rd Mar, 2008, 11:35: AM

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