Atoms of nonmetals generally react with atoms of metals by??

A)Sharing electrons to form covalent compounds

B)Gaining electrons to form ionic compounds

C)Sharing electrons to form ionic compounds

D)Gaining electrons to form covalent compounds

2 Answers

  • B) Gaining electrons to form ionic compounds…the nonmetals gain and the metals lose and the charges cross over, leaving us with the ionic compound.

  • B)Gaining electrons to form ionic compounds

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