How do you predict the charges of ions formed by main-group elements?

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How do you predict the charges of ions formed by main-group elements?

 

 

Main group metals tend to lose electrons, forming a cation with the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas. A main group nonmetal tends to gain electrons, forming an anion with the same number of electrons as the nearest, previous noble gas.

Main group metals tend to gain electrons, forming an anion with the same number of electrons as the nearest, previous noble gas. A main group nonmetal tends to lose electrons, forming a cation with the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas..

 

asked May 7, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)
    

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answered May 7, 2012 by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)
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