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


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


Chapter 28 / Lesson 36

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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