Biology

Question

A metal in group 16 of the periodic table can become a chemically stable ion by

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  • Answer : A metal in group 16 of the periodic table can become a chemically stable ion by gaining 2 electrons.

    Explanation :

    The group 16 element are oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium and polonium.

    The general electronic configuration of group 16 elements is, [tex]ns^2np^4[/tex]

    As we now that there are total 6 electrons in p sub-shell. So, a metal in group 16 can become a chemically stable ion by gaining 2 electrons.

    [tex]M+2e^-\rightarrow M^{-2}[/tex]

    Hence, a metal in group 16 of the periodic table can become a chemically stable ion by gaining 2 electrons.

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