Chloride

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Chloride [[Ions]]  are formed from the element [[Chlorine|chlorine]] when it picks up an [[Electron|electron]] to form an [[Anion|anion]]. As shown by this equation:  
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<sup></sup>Chloride [[Ions]]&nbsp; are formed from the element [[Chlorine|chlorine]] when it gains an [[Electron|electron]] to form an [[Anion|anion]]. As shown by this equation:  
  
Cl + e<sup>-</sup> = Cl<sup>-</sup>  
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Cl<sub>2</sub><sub></sub>&nbsp;+ 2e<sup>-</sup> = 2Cl<sup>-</sup>  
  
So the chloride [[Ion|ion]] now has a negative charge due to it taking up an extra [[Electron|electron]].
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<sup></sup>Chloride ions now have an electronic configuration of [Ne] 3s<sup>2</sup>&nbsp;3p<sup>6</sup>
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This is a more stable configuration and due to the negative charge, this ion has the ability to be a nucleophile.
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Revision as of 13:42, 25 November 2012

Chloride Ions  are formed from the element chlorine when it gains an electron to form an anion. As shown by this equation:

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.


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