Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 4 - Atoms and Elements - Exercises - Problems - Page 122: 54


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

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