Problem: Discussing this chapter, a classmate says, "Since elements that form cations are metals and elements that form anions are nonmetals, elements that do not form ions are metalloids." Do you agree or disagree?

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We have to determine whether statement about nonmetals is to be agreed upon or not.


Cations are formed by the loss of electrons from metal atoms in a process called ionization.

Ionization is a process where a gaseous atom loses an electron to form a cation. The energy required in the process is called the ionization energy.

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Discussing this chapter, a classmate says, "Since elements that form cations are metals and elements that form anions are nonmetals, elements that do not form ions are metalloids." Do you agree or disagree?