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When an atom gains an electron it becomes?


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When an atom gains an electron it becomes more negatively charged. If it was previously neutral, it becomes an ion with a -1 charge. If it was previously an ion with a +1 charge, then it becomes a neutral atom. Else, ion-1 + 1e- = ion-2.

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