Problem: For each of the elements below, identify the charge of its most common ion.Cl, Li, S, Al

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Recall that when becoming an ion, the element tries to achieve the configuration of the nearest noble gas (shaded purple).





For Cl: The nearest noble gas is Ar and we can see that I has 1 less electron than Ar. It needs to gain 1 electron to become Cl.


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For each of the elements below, identify the charge of its most common ion.

Cl, Li, S, Al

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