How are potassium atoms formed from potassium ions?
See explanation below.
Potassium is element number
If you recall, an ion is an atom or group of atoms that has a net negative or net positive charge. This means that when you add up all of the individual charges for all of the components of an ion, it should not be equal to zero (by definition).
Also, recall that noble gases (or inert gases) are the most stable of the elements, due to their filled valence electron shells (the outer electron shell). In the case of
If we get back to our question, how are
Therefore, the short answer is, Potassium ions gain
I hope that helps!
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