Problem: Metals and nonmetals can react with each other to form ions. Complete these statements.A potassium atom gain or loses(electrons/protons/neutrons)and to form how many ion?A sulfur atom gain or loses (electrons/protons/neutrons) and to form how many ion?

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We are asked to complete these statements given. 


A potassium atom gain or loses(electrons/protons/neutrons) and to form how many ion?

  • Potassium → K → Group 1A → +1 charge  → K+
  • + charge → Loses electron.


A potassium atom loses electrons to form K+ ion


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Metals and nonmetals can react with each other to form ions. Complete these statements.

A potassium atom gain or loses(electrons/protons/neutrons)and to form how many ion?

A sulfur atom gain or loses (electrons/protons/neutrons) and to form how many ion?

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