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How do metals form ions to achieve the stable noble gas configuration?

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January 04, 2011 2:20PM

metals lose electrons to form ions so as to obtain noble gas configuration. for e.g. sodium(Na) has 11 electrons i.e. 1 electron in its valent (last) shell, to attain noble gas configuration sodium loses 1 electron which may be gained by a non-metal to stabilize itself.