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How to find Electrons in CN-

  1. Dec 2, 2007 #1
    1. Hi, how do we make electron configuration for CN-

    like O, is 8 electrons right? from periodic table.

    but I have question about CN how do I do this?
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  3. Dec 2, 2007 #2
    Do you think they are refering to the valence elctrons?
  4. Dec 2, 2007 #3


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    CN- is a tricky one. I would recommend you first learn how to draw Lewis dot diagrams for simpler molecules/ions before attempting CN-. You need to first know what the procedure is first. Your textbook should cover the steps involved.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2007
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