Explain why oxygen "likes" to form an {eq}O^{2-} {/eq} ion.

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Explain why oxygen "likes" to form an {eq}O^{2-} {/eq} ion.

Anions and cations

If an ion is positively charged, then it is a cation and if an ion is negatively charged, then it is an anion. The formation of anions and cations is affected by the valence electrons existing in an atom.

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The given element is oxygen. Its electronic configuration is...

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Anion: Definition & Examples

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Chapter 28 / Lesson 36
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What is an anion? Is an anion negative? Learn the anion definition and how ions are part of an ionic bond. See examples of anions and properties of anions.


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