A potassium easily bond loses its one valence electron. What type of bone will it form with a chlorine atom?

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Sep 4, 2016

Answer:

With a chlorine atom, #Cl*#, I don't know. #K^+# will form an ionic bond with a chloride ion, #Cl^-#

Explanation:

Potassium metal and chlorine gas will engage in a redox reaction:

#K(g) + 1/2Cl_2(g) rarr KCl(s)#

Potassium is oxidized; chlorine is reduced.