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When an atom of lithium loses an electron, the atom becomes a 1. negative ion with a radius smaller than the radius of the atom 2. negative ion with a radius larger than the radius of the atom 3. positive ion with a radius smaller than the radius of the atom 4. positive ion with a radius larger than the radius of the atom

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Amanda Johnson on July 6, 2018

An electron has a negative charge. When an atom loses an electron, it becomes a positive ion.When a lithium atom loses an electron and becomes an ion, it has less electron shell, so that its radius is smaller than the radius of the atom.The answer is 3.


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