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Chemical Bonding

When metals react with other elements do the atoms of the metals gain or lose?

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March 07, 2015 1:39PM

Metals loose electrons. Metals form ionic bonds with other atoms.

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December 19, 2014 5:50AM

Metals are likely to make anions. So they lose electrons to get a positive charge. The other elements gain electrons and get negatively charged.