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some elements achieve stable electron configuration through what?
the transfer of electrons between atoms.
what is an electron dot diagram?
a model of an atom in which each dot represents a valence electron.
atom with a charge
ion with a positive charge.
ion with a negative charge
define ionic bond.
force that holds anions and cations together
define ionization energy.
amount of energy needed to remove an electron from an atom
define chemical bond.
force that holds atoms together
how do you know how many electrons/dots there are in an element?
what groups theyre in
when an atom gains or loses an electron, the number of protons is ____________________________.
no longer equal to the number of electrons