Problem: Write electron configuration for the anions N3—, O2—, F—, and Te2—.

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Negatively charged → anion → gains electrons

 in a neutral atom:              atomic number = # of protons = # of electrons


Neutral N: atomic number = 7

  • N: 1s22s22p3
  • N3— → gains 3e-1s22s22p3+3
  • Electron configuration of N3—1s22s22p6
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Write electron configuration for the anions N3—, O2—, F, and Te2—.

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