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18 April, 01:03

What is the charge on an atom after it loses an electron during the formation of a bond?

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  1. 18 April, 01:28
    I believe the charge is positive as losing an electron suggests that the atom lost a negative charge, leaving it with more positive than negative.

    I haven't taken this in a few years very sorry if i'm wrong tho.
  2. 18 April, 01:44
    Its charge is positive


    A neutral atom has the same amount of proton and electrons, so the charges are cancelled. When an atom loses an electron, its charge becomes positive and its exact charge is 1+. Thus, it is formatted a cation that may interact with an anion (an atom who receives an electron) to form an ionic bond.

    Bare in mind that electrons have a negative charge and protons have a positive charge.
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