Asked in Chemistry, Periodic Table
What are the charges of the elements in the periodic table?
Atoms do not have charges unless they are ions. They become ions when another element "takes" their electron Elements (in their pure form) in the periodic table do not have charges ...
Asked in Geology, Chemistry, Social Sciences
How are crystals formed and why are they different shapes?
Crystals are formed by ionic attractions. Some ions are larger and attract other ions into a crystal lattice which are not of comparable size. Ions have different charges, +2 ions and -3 ions do not combine in a 1 to 1 ratio. The combination of charges and size determines the shape of the crystal formed by the ions. ...