What Happens When an Atom Loses an Electron?

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When an atom loses an electron, that changes the electrical charge of the atom. It becomes more negative. Atoms lose electrons when they are stolen away by other atoms.
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When an atom. loses. an electron, it is considered a. positively. charged ion, also called an anion not a. cation. No actually it is called a cation.
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If an atom gains electrons, it becomes negatively charged.
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If it was neutral to begin with, then it becomes a plus 1 charged cation.
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Gains one - it becomes an atom of the element of the next highest atomic number. Looses one - it becomes an atom of the next lowest atomic number.
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