When a metal atom combines with a nonmetal atom, the nonmetal atom will:
A. lose electrons and decrease in size.
B. lose electrons and increase in size.
C. gain electrons and decrease in size.
D. gain electrons and increase in size.
Metals tend to lose electrons (becoming smaller ions) while nonmetals tend to gain electrons and become larger ions.
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While these questions do not fit the MCAT format (they have no related reading passages) they cover concepts one should understand in order to do well in the physical sciences portion of the MCAT.

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