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Use Lewis Symbols to Show Electron Transfer Between the Following Atoms To Form Cations and Anions: Ca and O - Chemistry

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Use Lewis symbols to show electron transfer between the following atoms to form cations and anions:

Ca and O

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Solution 1

Ca and O:

The electronic configurations of Ca and O are as follows:

Ca: 2, 8, 8, 2

O: 2, 6

Oxygen requires two electrons more to complete its octet, whereas calcium has two electrons more than the nearest noble gas i.e., Argon. Hence, the electron transfer takes place as:

Solution 2

Concept: Kossel and Lewis Approach to Chemical Bonding
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NCERT Class 11 Chemistry
Chapter 4 Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Q 14.2 | Page 130

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