Mon 10 Nov, 2008 09:14 pm
Complete the following statements:
a. In general, metal atoms are ____ (larger/smaller) than nonmetal atoms.
b. Metal atoms ____ (gain/lose) electrons when they ionize.
c. As you move down a family, the size of the atoms ____ (increases/decreases/stays the same).
d. As you move across a period, the size of the atom ____ (increases/decreases/stays the same).
e. When a nonmetal atom ionizes, it ____ (gains/loses) ____ (electrons/protons) to form a ____ (positive/negative) ion called a(n) ____ (cation/anion).
f. The chemical and physical properties of elements are determined primarily by the atom's ____ (protons/electrons/neutrons).
g. Nonmetal atoms have ____ (more/fewer) valence electrons than metal atoms.