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Postby KNguyen_1I » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:54 pm

2.52 Molecules and ions, like atoms, can be isoelectronic. That is,
they can have the same number of electrons. For example, CH4 and
NH4 +1 re isoelectronic. Therefore, they have the same molecular
shape. Identify a molecule or ion that is isoelectronic with each of
the following species and verify that the members of each pair have
the same shape: (a) CO3 2-; (b) O3 ; (c) OH-

How do you find the isoelectronic species?

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Re: 2.52

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:18 pm

Atoms and ions with the same number of electrons are considered isoelectronic. They have the same electron configuration, but different properties due to the varying nuclear charge. F-,O2-, and Ne, for example, are isoelectronic.

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