Problem: What would represent the ion of an element from group 2A?

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We’re being asked to determine what would represent the ion of an element from group 2A


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:

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What would represent the ion of an element from group 2A?

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