Metals tend to lose electrons. This is due to metals having low ionization energy. An atom's ionization energy is the minimum energy it requires for the removal of one of its electrons. More »

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Metals have the tendency to lose electrons. The type of chemical bonding formed by atoms of metallic elements is called metallic bonding. More »

Metals are generally lustrous, are able to conduct heat and electricity, have high melting points, are malleable, remain solid at room temperature and appear opaque in thin cross-sections. Non-metals have a dull appearan... More »

Metals lose electrons to form ions, a process that typically occurs between metals and non-metals. Because metals have a very low electronegativity, they lose electrons easily to high-electronegativity non-metals. More »

The chemical elements most likely to form covalent bonds are those that share electrons, such as carbon, as opposed to those that take them from another element to form an ionic bond. In general, they are nonmetals with ... More »

Metals have the tendency to lose electrons. The type of chemical bonding formed by atoms of metallic elements is called metallic bonding. More »

Atoms gain or lose electrons based on their respective electron affinity. The greater the electron affinity of an atom, the more likely that atom is to accept an electron. Electron affinity changes based on the group of ... More »