Problem: Write the charge and full ground-state electron configuration of the monatomic ion most likely to be formed by P.

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Symbol P stands for the element Phosphorus with an atomic number of 15.

Now the ion that will be most likely be formed is when the element has the same electron configuration/number of electrons as the closest Noble gas. 


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Write the charge and full ground-state electron configuration of the monatomic ion most likely to be formed by P.

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