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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It becomes an ion . Atoms that lose electrons ( metals ) become positively charged and are called. Cations . Atoms that gain electrons ( non-metals ) become negatively charged and
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It becomes a positive ion. But that only happens when it joins up with a non-metal atom.
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When metals lose an electron, they become positively charged (cations) and so they are said to be electropositive. And also metals lose electrons inorder to attain an octet configuration
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