Problem: In which set do all elements tend to form anions in binary ionic compounds?a. Li, Na, Kb. N, O, Ic. K, Fe, Brd. C, S, Pb

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We are asked to choose which among the given elements tend to form anions in binary ionic compounds.


Recall that a binary ionic compound involves the bond between a cation (positive ion) and an anion (negative ion). 


The cation is a positive metal and the anion is a negative nonmetal. Let us look at each of the given choices and identify each type. Remember that we are looking for negative nonmetals.


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In which set do all elements tend to form anions in binary ionic compounds?

a. Li, Na, K

b. N, O, I

c. K, Fe, Br

d. C, S, Pb

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