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The nonmetals in Groups 6A and 7A ____.

a. lose electrons when they form ions
b. have a numerical charge that is found by subtracting 8 from the group number
c. all have ions with a –1 charge
d. end in -ate


Check my thinking but I don't think the correct answer is listed. I suspect the answer is supposed to be (b); however, all of the metals in the free state have a zero charge. I think the question is flawed.

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  1. b. have a numerical charge that is found by subtracting 8 from the group number

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