Problem:  If the following elements were to form ions, what is the expectant charge? Drag the appropriate elements to their respective bins.

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Recall that when becoming an ion, the element tries to achieve the configuration of the nearest noble gas (shaded purple). For each group in the periodic table, we have:



N: N is in Group 5A so it’s expected to gain 3 electrons to gain a 3 charge and become N3.

N → 3

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 If the following elements were to form ions, what is the expectant charge? Drag the appropriate elements to their respective bins.

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