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Chloride [[Ions]] are formed from the element [[Chlorine|chlorine]] when it
Chloride [[Ions]] are formed from the element [[Chlorine|chlorine]] when it an [[Electron|electron]] to form an [[Anion|anion]]. As shown by this equation:
Cl+ <sup>-</sup> = <sup>-</sup>
a negative chargeto .
Revision as of 13:42, 25 November 2012
Cl2 + 2e- = 2Cl-
Chloride ions now have an electronic configuration of [Ne] 3s2 3p6
This is a more stable configuration and due to the negative charge, this ion has the ability to be a nucleophile.