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Full shells - metals and non-metals

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    Angela A.
    GB
    Angela A.

    does hydrogen ever lose its only electron for any reason or will it gain an electron to be stable?

    Karen S.
    GD
    Karen S.

    atoms that have a full outer shell by loosing electrons are metals with the exception of hydrogen.

    Lyric A.
    NZ
    Lyric A.

    The atoms that have a full outer shell from LOSING electrons are metals. Group I needs to lose 1 electron to have a full outer shell. Hydrogen, though in group I, is exempt, and almost classed by itself. Group II must lose 2 electrons to have a full outer shell. Group III are predominantly metal elements, and must lose 3 electrons to have a full outer shell. Group 4 is made up of both metals and non-metals, and share the 4 electrons in their outer shell, rather than gain or lose them. Groups V-VII gain atoms and are non-metals. Group VIII, the Noble Gas group, already have full shells, don't require a loss nor gain, and are therefore do not react.

    Nasra A.
    SA
    Nasra A.

    I have a problem with the animation can anyone help me?

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