In its elemental form, a halogen typically has a charge of 0.
Enter a general equation for the reaction of a halogen with a metal. (Assume the charge of the metal in ionic compounds is 1+.)
Express your answer as a chemical equation. Do not identify the phases in your answer. Denote the metal as M and the halogen as X.
In its elemental form, a halogen typically has a charge of __ . Because the halogens are located in group 7A, they tend to form ions with a charge of __.
To form ionic compounds, metals readily __ electrons and nonmetals (such as halogens) ____ electrons.
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