- All atoms become ion by either losing or gaining electrons.
- This is because all atoms wish to have a stable octect like the group 0 (0r 8) elements.
- Metal atoms lose electrons in their outer shell to become positive (+) ions.
- Non metals gain electrons to become negative ions (-).
- An ionic bond takes place between a metal (such as Na) and Clorine.
- Takes place between 2 non-metal atoms.
- Number of covalent bonds…