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 why r metals electropositive????

Asked by Soniya.g (student) , on 1/8/10


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metals loose electrons to form cations (positively charged ions), and are hence called electropositive.

Posted by Parishkrit Jain (student) 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. 

Posted by Arvind A (student) 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...!!!!

Posted by »»คʞรђคƴ ╬ נ♂... (student) on 1/8/10

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 amazing answer akshay 

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Posted by Vaishali Chopra (student) on 2/8/10

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thnxx vaishali...

ur alwayz dere 2 comment...

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

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Posted by »»คʞรђคƴ ╬ נ♂... (student) on 2/8/10

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 answer was very gd......1 frm ma side tooo cos i really didnt know dis...!!!!..lolzz...

Posted by Bhawna Saini (student) on 2/8/10

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