What ions are isoelectronic with neon?

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Apr 25, 2017

Answer:

You can get an ion that is isoelectronic with neon by either #"OXIDATION"# or #"REDUCTION..........."#

Explanation:

Neon has (#Z=10#) has 8 valence electrons, and a full valence shell. Looking at the Periodic Table, reduction gives the anions, #F^-, O^(2-), N^(3-)# as isoelectronic species.

Equivalently, oxidation gives #Al^(3+), Mg^(2+), Na^(+)# as isoelectronic ions. Are you clear on the context I use with respect to #"oxidation"# and #"reduction.........?"#

As is typical, the metals, electron rich species, have been oxidized, whereas the non-metals, electron poor species due to higher nuclear charge, have been reduced.