What Happens When an Atom Loses an Electron?

Answer

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.
Q&A Related to "What Happens When an Atom Loses an Electron?"
When an atom loses electrons it becomes ionized and more positive a charge. Losing an electron can cause this atom to react with other atoms.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_happens_if_an_atom_...
If an atom gains electrons, it becomes negatively charged.
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-happens-to-an-...
If it was neutral to begin with, then it becomes a plus 1 charged cation.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201110...
An atom is composed of electrons (negatively charged), protons (positively charged), and neutrons (neutral). If you lose electrons from an atom, there is a surplus of positive charges
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Chemistry-including-Bio...
Explore this Topic
Basically, the sodium atom's social life takes a turn for the better! If a sodium atom loses its only valence electron, it becomes a positively charged sodium ...
Since a sodium atom is considered neutral due to the eleven protons and eleven electrons, it becomes positively charged if it loses one electron. Electrons are ...
When one atom loses an electron and another atom accepts that electron an 'ionic' bond between the two atoms will result. This happens because when an atom loses ...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com