Problem: Consider a reaction represented by the shown spheres: Which sphere represents a metal and which a nonmetal?

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We are asked to identify which sphere represents a metal and which a nonmetal.

A diagram shows two reactants of similar size leading to two products, one of which is larger than the other.

Recall:

Metals form cations.

Nonmetals form anions.

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Consider a reaction represented by the shown spheres:

 A diagram shows two reactants of similar size leading to two products, one of which is larger than the other.


Which sphere represents a metal and which a nonmetal?

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