Why does sodium ion have a positive charge but a chloride ion have a negative charge

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/04/2020 - 06:25 PM

Answered by admin AT 16/04/2020 - 06:25 PM

Metal atoms lose the electron, or electrons, in their highest energy level and become positively charged ions.

Non-metal atoms gain an electron, or electrons, from another atom to become negatively charged ions.
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