Sun July 15, 2012 By:

What do you mean by isoelectronic molecules & ions?

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Sun July 15, 2012
Two or more molecular entities (atoms, molecules, or ions) are described as being isoelectronic with each other if they have the same number of electrons or a similar electron configuration and the same structure (number and connectivity of atoms), regardless of the nature of the elements involved. 
the cations K+, Ca2+, and Sc3+ are isoelectronic 
Anions Cl?, S2?, and P3? are all isoelectronic 
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