What are the charges of oxide, and fluoride anions?

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Dec 15, 2016

Answer:

Which charge do you mean? Electronic charge, or nuclear charge?

Explanation:

Clearly, #"oxide anion,"# #O^(2-)#, is a doubly charged anion, whereas #F^-# is singly charged. But both anions have the same number of electrons.

Nevertheless, fluoride anion has a higher #"nucular charge"#, #Z=9# versus #Z=8#.