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Textbook Problem

Which elements in a given period (horizontal row) of the periodic table lose electrons most easily? Why?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The elements in the period which lose electrons most easily are to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

Elements lose or gain electrons to get stable by attaining noble gas configuration. Elements that lose electrons and form their respective cations are known as metals.

Explanation

The period runs from metals to non metals and therefore, the metals are on the left hand side of the period and lose electrons to attain noble gas configuration. The ease of losing electrons in a period does not have a general trend as some occurs as an exception...

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