Asked Jan 15, 2020

Which of the following isoelectronic species would lose an electron most easily? Explain.

a. O^-2

b. F^-

c. Ne

d. Na^+

e. Mg^+2



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The tendency to lose electron depend upon the effective nuclear charge of the atom. More is the effective nuclear charge, less will be the ionic radius and lesser will be the tendency of the atom to lose electron.

The species having equal number of electrons besides having different number of protons are known as isoel...

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