Problem: A certain element has only two naturally occurring isotopes: one with 18 neutrons and the other with 20 neutrons. The element forms 12 charged ions when in ionic compounds. Predict the identity of the element. What number of electrons does the 12 charged ion have?

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A certain element has only two naturally occurring isotopes: one with 18 neutrons and the other with 20 neutrons. The element forms 12 charged ions when in ionic compounds. Predict the identity of the element. What number of electrons does the 12 charged ion have?

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