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What Alkaline Earth Metal is most likely to lose an electron?

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nikijojomoo

for losing electrons, the one with the least attraction between the valence electron and the nucleus is most likely The three factors involved are nuclear charge, shielding and distance from the nucleus The increase in shielding and distance from the nucleus outweighs the increased charge, so for losing electrons the lowest element is most likely, so for alkaline earth metals it's Ra, radium

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