Question
Tue February 26, 2013 By: Akriti

Give reasons why electrically neutral atoms still have a tendency to form an ion?

Expert Reply
Wed February 27, 2013
The elements have valence electrons. Metals have less valence electrons and give out the valence electrons to form cations to complete the outermost shell andattain nearest noble gas configuration. Likewise, non metals attain electrons to form anions to complete the outermost shell and attain nearest noble gas configuration.
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