Bonding and Structures

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Why does an atom want to have a full outer shell?
so it can be stable just like noble gases
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What does the group number tell you?
how many electrons are on its outer shell.
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What happens when metals and non-metals react?
forms an ionic bond
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Ion
when an atom becomes charged because it has either lost or gained electrons.
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Valency
the number of electrons an atom must gain or lose to get a full outer shell.
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What happens when a metal loses electrons?
it becomes a positive ion called a CATION
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What is it called when a no metal gains electrons to become a negative ion?
An anion
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Allotrope
Different physical forms of the same element in the same state
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how many electrons are on its outer shell.

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Valency

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