Problem: Part B. What is the charge on the most stable ion of each of the following elements?Ba, N, O I, K, Al, Mg, SDrag each item to the appropriate bin. An atom is made up of a positively-charged nucleus surrounded by negatively-charged electrons. The atom is neutral when there are equal numbers of protons and electrons. Ions are formed when there are unequal numbers of protons and electrons in an atom. A positive ion is called a cation whereas a negative ion is called an anion.

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We’re being asked to determine the most stable ion of each given element. Recall that when becoming an ion, the element tries to achieve the configuration of the nearest noble gas


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Part B. What is the charge on the most stable ion of each of the following elements?

Ba, N, O I, K, Al, Mg, S

Drag each item to the appropriate bin.

An atom is made up of a positively-charged nucleus surrounded by negatively-charged electrons. The atom is neutral when there are equal numbers of protons and electrons. Ions are formed when there are unequal numbers of protons and electrons in an atom. A positive ion is called a cation whereas a negative ion is called an anion.

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