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Electronic configuration

  1. Dec 31, 2009 #1
    here is my problem. Galium Nitride is an Ionic Compound. Work out the electron arrangement of the Nitrogen ion
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  3. Dec 31, 2009 #2
    First off perhaps. What are the ion pairs involved in this compound?
  4. Dec 31, 2009 #3
    Galium has 3 positive ions. So i guess Nitrogen have 3 negative ions and therefore gaining 3 electrons.
  5. Dec 31, 2009 #4
    OK, so what is the electronic configuration of a free nitrogen atom?
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