Anion facts for kids
Anions are atoms or radicals (groups of atoms), that have gained electrons. Since they now have more electrons than protons, anions have a negative charge. For example, Chloride ions Cl- , Bromide Br- , Iodide I-. These are monovalent anions, meaning they have a combining capacity with only one ion of Hydrogen. Similarly there are bivalent anions, etc.
Anions are termed so because they are attracted towards the Anode (the positive electrode). All Anions tend to accept a proton H+ thus they are categorized as bases.en:Ion#Anions and cations ja:イオン#陰イオン sv:Jon#Anjon Anions are one of the type of ions we have,the other one is a cation. Anions are negatively charged,on the other hand cations are positively charged
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