GCSE AQA 9-1 Chemistry: C2 Bonding, structure and properties of matter

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What are ions?
Charged particles.
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Why do atoms form ions?
To achieve a full outer shell - making them more stable.
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How do metals form ions?
They lose electrons from their outer shell to form positive ions (cations)
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How do non-metals form ions?
They gain electrons from their outer shell to form negative ions (anions)
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