How to find Electrons in CN-

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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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Do you think they are refering to the valence elctrons?
 
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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?
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.
 
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