Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Ionic and Metallic Bonding - Standardized Test Prep: 6

Answer

C

Work Step by Step

Phosphorus is located in Group 5A and has five valence electrons. Therefore, three electrons must be added to phosphorus in order to obtain an electron configuration of a noble gas. Therefore, (C) is the correct answer.
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