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Why do metals only form ionic compounds while metalloids and nonmetals form ionic and covalent compounds?

Why do metals only form ionic compounds while metalloids and nonmetals form ionic and covalent compounds?

Grade:8

1 Answers

Anurag Kshatri
36 Points
7 years ago
Metals form ionic compound because they are highly electropositive in nature. By lossing 1,2 or 3 electron(s) they become stable and form ionic bond. It is for them to lose electrons to complete their octet by forming ion, rather than sharing of electrons.

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