# Why is it hard to oxidize metals?

Nov 24, 2016

$\text{I don't think your proposition is true.....}$
Metals are electron-rich materials, which commonly form ${M}^{+} , {M}^{2 +} , \mathmr{and} {M}^{3 +}$ ions.
It should thus be relatively facile to form ${M}^{+}$, and ${M}^{2 +}$ from alkali, and alkaline earth metals.