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Problem: (a) Use Lewis symbols to represent the reaction that occurs between Ca and F atoms. (b) What is the chemical formula of the most likely product? (c) How many electrons are transferred? (d) Which atom loses electrons in the reaction?

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Number of valence electrons = Group number

  • Ca → group 2A→ 2 valence electrons
  • F → Group 7A→7 valence electrons


(a) Use Lewis symbols to represent the reaction that occurs between Ca and F atoms.


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(a) Use Lewis symbols to represent the reaction that occurs between Ca and F atoms. 

(b) What is the chemical formula of the most likely product? 

(c) How many electrons are transferred? 

(d) Which atom loses electrons in the reaction?

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