Reaction of Group IA Metals with Group VIIA NonmetalsThe underlying reason for the formation of LiF

Reaction of Group IA Metals with Group VIIA NonmetalsThe underlying reason for the formation of LiF

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Reaction of Group IA Metals with Group VIIA NonmetalsThe underlying reason for the formation of LiF lies in the electron configurations of Li and F. The Li + ion contains two electrons, same as the helium atom. Li + ions are isoelectronic with helium. The F - ion contains ten electrons, same as the neon atom.
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Unformatted text preview: F-ions are isoelectronic with neon. Isoelectronic species contain the same number of electrons. There is a general trend evident in the formation of these ions. Cations become isoelectronic with the preceding noble gas. Anions become isoelectronic with the following noble gas....
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