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Kassandra Molina 2B
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Isoelectronic

Postby Kassandra Molina 2B » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:22 pm

What does it mean for elements to be isoelectronic?

Alex Kashou
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Re: Isoelectronic  [ENDORSED]

Postby Alex Kashou » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:27 pm

Atoms and ions have the same number of electrons. For example, Na+, Mg+2, F-, and Ne are isolectronic because they have the same amount of electrons.

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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 pm

Also means they have the same electronic structure and will have similar chemical properties

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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby Mitch Mologne 1A » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:29 pm

However, these elements will have varying atomic radii.

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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby Jorge Gomez3F » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:55 pm

When an atom and ion have the same charge. For example, O- and F (not sure if O- exists but im using it to get the point across)
isoelectronic by definition are atoms which contain the same amount of electrons

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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby Catherine Yang 3G » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:24 pm

Isoelectronic ions have the same number of electrons, even though they have different numbers of protons.

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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby 304984981 » Sun May 20, 2018 7:58 pm

it means all atoms with same number of electrons
for exmaple Na has 19 electrons but Mg has 20 electrons, so they are not isoelectronic
but Na and Mg- are isoeletronic since Mg- has 20 electrons as well

Surya Palavali 1D
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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby Surya Palavali 1D » Sun May 20, 2018 8:33 pm

It means they have the same number of electrons. Ions of one element may be isoelectronic with uncharged atoms of another due to the gain/loss of electrons.

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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby FizaBaloch1J » Sun May 20, 2018 9:06 pm

Isoelectronic means that two or more elements have the same numbers of electrons or the same electronic structure.

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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby Anthony Mercado 1K » Sun May 20, 2018 10:25 pm

In the scenario of two elements being isoelectronic, why wouldn't the element gaining or losing electrons entirely become the other element it's isoelectronic to? Ie. Why wouldn't F- just become Ne?

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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby Garrett Dahn 1I » Sun May 20, 2018 10:59 pm

In the scenario of two elements being isoelectronic, why wouldn't the element gaining or losing electrons entirely become the other element it's isoelectronic to? Ie. Why wouldn't F- just become Ne?


The feature that distinguishes elements is their atomic number, which is just the number of protons in their nucleus. The difference, then, between Fluorine and Neon is not their number of electrons or electron orbitals: it is the number of protons in their respective nuclei. Fluorine has nine protons; Neon has ten. F-, then, doesn't become Ne because F- still has nine protons. It is thus an anion of Fluorine but still very much Fluorine because the number of protons has not changed.

Hope this is helpful!

Yitzchak Jacobson 1F
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Re: Isoelectronic

Postby Yitzchak Jacobson 1F » Sun May 20, 2018 11:11 pm

How I interpret atoms being isoelectronic, is the same as them both having the same chemical properties, and the same number of electrons. Really hope this is helpful :)


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