Since electrons are negatively charged, the loss or gain of an electron leads to charged atoms, called "ions". A cation is a positively charged ion. It is formed when an atom of neutral charge loses one or more electrons. An anion is a negatively charged ion.
Besides, what is an electrically charged atom or group of atoms?
an electrically charged atom or group of atoms formed by the loss or gain of one or more electrons, as a cation (positive ion), which is created by electron loss and is attracted to the cathode in electrolysis, or as an anion (negative ion), which is created by an electron gain and is attracted to the anode.
Are atoms or groups of atoms that have a positive or negative charge?
Chapter 09 "Chemical Names and Formulas"
|monatomic ion||an ion consisting of a single atom with a positive or negative charge|
|cation||any atom or group of atoms that has a positive charge|
|polyatomic ion||a tightly bound group of atoms that behaves as a unit and carries a charge|
When a group of atoms and act as a the result is known as a?
A BLANK is a group of atoms that are joined together and act as a single unit. Atoms of two or more elements can combine to form molecules.