Problem: An atom that has lost an electron is A) electrically neutral. B) likely to behave exactly like the parent atom. C) an anion. D) unlikely to be found in homogeneous mixtures. E) a cation.

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  • Recall that atoms are all neutral. This means that the number of protons are equal to the number of electrons
  • Whenever an atom loses or gains an electronit becomes an ion.
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An atom that has lost an electron is 

A) electrically neutral. 

B) likely to behave exactly like the parent atom. 

C) an anion. 

D) unlikely to be found in homogeneous mixtures. 

E) a cation.

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