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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: What is the charge on the most stable ion of each of the following elements?K, I, Mg, O, Al, N, Ba, S

Solution: What is the charge on the most stable ion of each of the following elements?K, I, Mg, O, Al, N, Ba, S

Problem

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

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

Solution

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).



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