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WE know that free electrons move as an electric current ..... We also know that the atom becomes ionised when the electron moves.................. then >> WHY not the chemical properties of a conductor change ?? For Example : Aluminium has 3 free electrons in its outermost electron ....... after becoming ionised ,,, let us say it has 3+ charge on it ........ then why it will not convert to nearest nobel gas????

WE know that free electrons move as an electric current .....
We also know that the atom becomes ionised when the electron moves..................
then >>
WHY not the chemical properties of a conductor change ??
For Example :
Aluminium has 3 free electrons in its outermost electron .......
after becoming ionised ,,, let us say it has 3+ charge on it ........
then why it will not convert to nearest nobel gas????

Grade:10

1 Answers

Darshan Shah
14 Points
10 years ago

The chemical properties of the conducting material would never change because suppose on applying a potential difference, if 3 electrons are leaving the conductors then simultaneously 3 electrons would also enter the conductor!! hence the total no. of electrons would always remain the same.

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