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: 2.58d

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 Bromine (Br) is Krypton. In order to gain the electron configuration of Krypton, a Bromine atom must gain an electron, making the most common charge of a Bromine ion -1.
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