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Q: Can a metal be forced to form an anion theoretically?

Agrim ArshI know that metals have the capability to lose electrons and form cations, but is it also theoretically possible to supply an electron to a metal so that it forms an anion? If so, has it ever been done? I referred this question (Can two metals combine to form a compound?) but could not get a sati...

 
 
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@FadedGiant Oh, that's pretty interesting thing. Apparently a chunk of Na actually bursts apart, because of getting significant electric charge during the reaction, i.e. coulombic explosion!
 
 
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Q: Why are there only 14 types of Bravais lattices and not 28 when there are 7 types of unit cells and each can have four variations?

SunainaAs the title suggests, I can't understand why certain kinds of variations (like Face-centred or Body-centred) are restricted to certain types of unit cells. An orthorhombic unit cell has Primitive, Body-centred, Face-centred and End-centred variations, why can't the same be applicable to other cr...

 

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