What is an example of an ion?

1 Answer
Jun 3, 2018

Answer:

#Na^+#, #Fe^(2+)#, #Mg^(2+)#, #Fe^(3+)#, #Ca^(2+)#, #P^(3-)#...

Explanation:

Metals are REDUCING, electron-rich materials, and typically LOSE electrons to form cations...…

#M+DeltararrM^(2+) +2e^(-) #

On the other hand, non-metals, the which are located on the right hand side of the Periodic Table as we face it ... are ELECTRON-POOR, i.e. OXIDIZING materials, and typically gain electrons, cf.

#1/2F_2(g) + e^(-) rarr F^(-)#

#1/2O_2(g) + 2e^(-) rarr O^(2-)#