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Soniya.g from ANAND SHIKSHA KENDRA, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 1/8/10

 why r metals electropositive????

»»คʞรђคƴ ╬ נ♂... From Doon Cambridge School, Dehra Dun, added an answer, on 1/8/10
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 metals r called electropositive.... but what does being electropositive means.....????

the word 'electropositive' means being electrically positive OR havin' a positive valency like +1, +2 or +3...

metals r called electropositive 'coz they have more number of electrons than r needed 4 them 2 b electrically stabe n have 8 electrons in there outermost electron shell or valence shell....

since they have xcess of electrons it izz easier 4 them 2 loose 1, 2 or 3 electrons than 2 gain 5, 6 or 7 electrons from other elements 2 bcum electrically stable....

that's why they r rendered a positive valency in order 2 show that they donate electrons 2 non metals n other elements due to there xcess in there shell...

that's what u needed i hope...

have a gud nyt...!!!!

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Bhawna Saini From Modern Sandeepni School, added an answer, on 2/8/10
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 answer was very gd......1 frm ma side tooo cos i really didnt know dis...!!!!..lolzz...

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Parishkrit Jain , added an answer, on 1/8/10
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metals loose electrons to form cations (positively charged ions), and are hence called electropositive.

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»»คʞรђคƴ ╬ נ♂... From Doon Cambridge School, Dehra Dun, added an answer, on 2/8/10
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thnxx 2 u also sania....

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Vaishali Chopra From Pt Yadram Secondary Public Schoolnew Delhi Delhi, added an answer, on 2/8/10
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 amazing answer akshay 

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Arvind A From Kendriya Vidhyalaya Thakkolam, added an answer, on 1/8/10
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Because they tend to lose electrons to form positively charged ions.

Non metals are so called electronegative as they always gain electrons to form negatively charged ions. 

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»»คʞรђคƴ ╬ נ♂... From Doon Cambridge School, Dehra Dun, added an answer, on 2/8/10
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thnxx vaishali...

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that's gud.... i appreciate...

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