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  1. #1 Lithium (-7)? 
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    I'll be using Lithium as an example here. I know that Lithium always loses one electron to have a filled outer shell, but would it be possible, artifically, to give it 7 electrons in order to give it a complete outer shell? Just curious...


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    it would be possible i think, but it would cost alot of energy, its electron affinity is getting very high foir each added electron


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    If you want to give Lithium 7 electrons, you will have to 'take' these electrons from another atom. So you should find element which can easily lose its electrons. It will be difficult.
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