   Chapter 2, Problem 36PS

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

What is the charge on the common monatomic ions of the following elements?(a) selenium(b) fluorine(c) iron(d) nitrogen

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charges on the given common monoatomic ions are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

• General oxidation state (charge) of group VIIA elements is -1.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group VIA elements is -2.
• The group VA elements has various oxidation states is -3,+3,+5,etc.
• Most of the transition metals form several ions (different charges).
Explanation

Selenium is a group VIA element. The charge (oxidation state) of group of group VIA elements is -2

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charges on the given common monoatomic ions are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

• General oxidation state (charge) of group VIIA elements is -1.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group VIA elements is -2.
• The group VA elements has various oxidation states is -3,+3,+5,etc.
• Most of the transition metals form several ions (different charges).

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charges on the given common monoatomic ions are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

• General oxidation state (charge) of group VIIA elements is -1.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group VIA elements is -2.
• The group VA elements has various oxidation states is -3,+3,+5,etc.
• Most of the transition metals form several ions (different charges).

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charges on the given common monoatomic ions are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

• General oxidation state (charge) of group VIIA elements is -1.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group VIA elements is -2.
• The group VA elements has various oxidation states is -3,+3,+5,etc.
• Most of the transition metals form several ions (different charges).

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