If an atom loses electrons, will it have an overall charge?

1 Answer
Nov 8, 2015

Answer:

Absolutely!

Explanation:

Atoms are neutral species. They are conceived to have a positive massive core, around which orbit negatively charged particles of negligible mass. The loss or gain of 1 or more electrons gives rise to an entity with a formal positive or negative charge, an ion.

Why can't an atom lose a positive charge to form an ion?