How do you predict the charge of an ion?

1 Answer
Apr 3, 2016

Answer:

metal ion positive, non-metal ion negative

Explanation:

In Ionic Bonding, metals lose one or more electrons which makes a positive metal ion.

In Ionic Bonding, non-metals gain one or more electrons which makes a negative non-metal ion.

If you know these facts, you can predict the charge of an ion