Asked in Chemistry
Are electrons gained or lost in a molecular compound?
Type of compound where electrons are gained or lost?
Asked in Elements and Compounds
How many electrons are gained or lost in nitrogen?
Asked in Chemistry, Elements and Compounds
Define ion and ionic compounds?
Asked in Chemistry, Atoms and Atomic Structure
What are particle which can be gained or lost in the creation of an ion?
Atoms that have gained or lost electrons are called?
Asked in Chemical Bonding
Are electrons gained or lost in an ionic compound?
Electrons are both gained and lost in the formation of an ionic compound. The metal atom loses one or more electrons to the nonmetal with which it bonds. So the metal atom becomes a positively charged ion and the nonmetal atom becomes a negatively charged ion, and the ionic bond is formed by the electrostatic attraction between the oppositely charged ions, forming the ionic compound.