Asked by: Dwayne Meroniasked in category: General Last Updated: 18th April, 2020
Could a +3 ion of aluminum be made by adding three protons to an Aluminium atom?
Also to know is, is it necessary to memorize the type of ion each element makes?
For the main group elements (excluding the transition elements), is it necessary to memorize the type of ion each element makes or could you predict the ion charge using a periodic table? No, elements in a column all make ions that have the same charge.
Also Know, what are three elements that form only one anion? Positive and Negative Ions: Cations and Anions
One may also ask, which elements can have different charges?
A few elements, all metals, can form more than one possible charge. For example, iron atoms can form 2+ cations or 3+ cations. Cobalt is another element that can form more than one possible charged ion (2+ and 3+), while lead can form 2+ or 4+ cations.
Is the number of neutrons the same in the atom and the ion?
Key Takeaways: Number of Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons A neutral atom has the same number of protons and electrons (charges cancel each other out). An ion has an unequal number of protons and electrons. If the charge is positive, there are more protons than electrons.