Problem: Which of the following statements is FALSE?a. An anion is usually larger than its corresponding atom.b. An atom is usually larger than its corresponding cation. c. The halogens tend to form 1+ ions.d. Metals tend to form cations.e. Nonmetals tend to gain electrons.

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We are asked which of the statements about ions is false. 


Analyze each statement:


a. An anion is usually larger than its corresponding atom.

  • An anion compared to its neutral form is shown below.


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Which of the following statements is FALSE?

a. An anion is usually larger than its corresponding atom.

b. An atom is usually larger than its corresponding cation. 

c. The halogens tend to form 1+ ions.

d. Metals tend to form cations.

e. Nonmetals tend to gain electrons.

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