chemistry fill in the blank ?

Complete the sentences to identify the difference between a nonmetal atom and its anion. 

In an anion, there are more *blank* than *blank*, giving the anion a *blank* charge.

In nonmetal atoms, the number of *blank* and *blank* are the same and there is a *blank* charge.

key bank:

- a positive

- no net

- electrons

- protons

- a negative

- neutrons

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  • 1 month ago

    In an anion, there are more electrons than protons, giving the anion a negative charge.

    In nonmetal atoms, the number of protons and electrons are the same and there is no net charge.

    The second fill-in is poorly crafted. Nonmetal atoms, such as chlorine or nitrogen, do take on charges. What the second fill-in should have used was 'neutral' rather than nonmetal. However, I went ahead and answered the fill-in for you as it was written. However, since the word 'same' was used, this meant that protons and electrons had to be used and not neutrons.

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