# Problem: 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.Choices:01+2-losegain1+2+

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In its elemental form, a halogen typically has a charge of 0

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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.

Choices:

0

1+

2-

lose

gain

1+

2+