Answer to Question #195671 in General Chemistry for jack harvey

Question #195671

An anion of 2- indicates that an element has

 

           A) lost two electrons.

           B) lost two protons.

           C) lost two neutrons.

           D) gained two electrons.

           E) gained two protons.

 


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Expert's answer
2021-05-25T07:50:20-0400

An anion of 2- indicates that element has that it has lost two protons and it has more electrons than proton that's why they have a negative charge on the atom of molecule .For example if you see an element represented by the "-' charge represent that it has one less proton than the total number of electrons.


so by the above conclusion we can conclude that it has -


B) It has lost two protons.




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