The formation of positive and negative ions is discussed. Furthermore, the type of ion an element tends to form is a function of its position in the periodic table. Duration: 9:44.
VIDEO CHECK QUESTIONS
6.3a How many electrons does a calcium atom tend to lose when it forms an ion?
6.3b At one point John says “Let’s look across group 2 of the periodic table.” What did he really mean to say?
6.3c How many additional electrons can the nitrogen atom accommodate?
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