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It would have to lose two electrons.
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How do atoms bond to become chemically stable?

STABLE AND UNSTABLE ATOMS:Just like sodium, it has 1 electron on the outer shell and 8 in 2nd shell so it will donate one electron to another atom to become stable similarly c

Why is the calcium ion Ca2 plus more stable than the calcium atom Ca?

All atoms want to have full valence shells and calcium has 20 electrons: two on the first energy level, 8 on the second, 8 on the third and 2 on the fourth. If it loses two an