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Apr 11, 2017

Hydrogen can lose or gain an electron. It depends.


Whether Hydrogen loses or gains an electron depends on what it is paired with. In chemistry, we have so-called electronegativity values, which describe an atom's ability to attract electrons along a bond. If Hydrogen is better at attracting this electron, then it will gain this electron. However, hydrogen has with 2,2 a relatively low electronegativity, and will, therefore, tend to lose its electron instead