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

1 Answer
May 10, 2017

Most metals give electrons. However, there are exceptions.


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.