Do metals always give electrons,share electrons or take electrons?

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May 10, 2017

Answer:

Most metals give electrons. However, there are exceptions.

Explanation:

Beryllium chloride #("BeCl"_2)# is a covalent compound even though beryllium is an alkaline earth metal (group 2/IIA). In the diagram below, the lines represent covalent bonds, indicating that beryllium and chlorine share electrons.

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