Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises: 2.57e

Answer

Charge: -1

Work Step by Step

Atoms of elements want to have the electron configuration of the nearest noble gas (in terms of number of electrons) on the periodic table. The nearest noble gas to Fluorine (F) is Neon, which is one to the right of Fluorine on the periodic table. Thus, in order to get the configuration of Neon, Fluorine will gain one electron, making the charge of its most stable ion -1.
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