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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 2 months ago

Can ions be subdivided too?

Molecules can be divided into atoms and atoms can be divided into ions(cations and anions).

So can ions be subdivided too?

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  • Dr W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    "ion" is the term we use to describe a non-neutral particle.  That particle doesn't have to be polyatomic nor monatomic

    these are all ions

    .. H+, Na+, Cl-, Fe+3... etc

    .. SO4(2-), SO3(2-), ClO(-), H3O(+)

    can they be subdivided?  certainly the polyatomic ones can be.  And I suppose you could remove electrons from all of those listed except H+ so they can be divided too.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "atoms can be divided into ions(cations and anions)"

    no

    • Dr W
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      2 months agoReport

      you can remove electrons from neutral atoms making them cations.  Some might call that "dividing atoms".  

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  • 2 months ago

    There are some ions that are "polyatomic" ions. This includes ions such as NO3^- and SO4^2- and many others. This can be divided, but monatomic ions cannot be.

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Good luck in chemistry.

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  • 2 months ago

    Atoms do not get divided into ions. Ions are atoms that have either lost or gained an electron, causing a charge. They aren t smaller constituents of an atom.

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  • 2 months ago

    ions are atoms.  they just possess a charge imbalance.  One can "subdivide" atoms into protons, neutrons, and electrons.

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