## Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Generally elements which have 1, 2 or 3 electrons that are deficient from the outer most shell acquire electrons to gain stable electronic configurations. (a) nitrogen will acquire 3 electrons to form a $N^{3-}$ anion (b) iodine will acquire 1 electron to form a $I^{-}$ anion (c) tungsten will not acquire electrons (d) strontium will not acquire electrons (e) gold will not acquire electrons