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 (shaded purple).
What is the charge on the most stable ion of each of the following elements?
K, I, Mg, O, Al, N, Ba, S
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