Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 8 - Sections 8.1-8.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 30

Answer

An anion will have additional electrons to account for, while a cation will have fewer.

Work Step by Step

The electron configuration of an anion is different from that of the corresponding neutral atom because you add the number of electrons indicated by the magnitude of the charge of the anion. The electron configuration of an anion is different from that of the corresponding neutral atom because you subtract the number of electrons indicated by the magnitude of the charge of the cation.
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