Problem: How many valence electrons are transferred from the nitrogen atom to potassium in the formation of the compound potassium nitride?

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  • Potassium nitride is an ionic compound (usually metal + nonmetal/polyatomic ion) composed of K and N
  • K is a Group 1A element which has +1 charge as their ion form. 
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How many valence electrons are transferred from the nitrogen atom to potassium in the formation of the compound potassium nitride?

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