How can you find the ionic charges of elements by looking at the periodic table?

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Apr 2, 2016

Answer:

Left side of Periodic table have positive charges.
Right side of Periodic table have negative charges

Explanation:

All metals up to the stepped line lose one or more electrons during ionic bonding. Therefore all metals have a positive charge.

All non-metals from the stepped line gain one or more electrons during ionic bonding. Therefore all non-metals have a negative charge.