# An anion with a net -2 charge has a total of 36 electrons. What element is the anion derived from?

Dec 9, 2015

If the net charge is $- 2$, there must be 34 positive particles in the nucleus, i.e. $Z$ $=$ $34$.

#### Explanation:

If $Z$ $=$ $34$, then the identity of the element is revealed. If only there were a Table that listed such data!

Dec 9, 2015