In the atom of an element X, 6 electrons are present in the outermost shell. If it acquires noble gas configuration by accepting requisite number of electrons, then what would be the charge on the ion so formed?

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 Element X has 6 electrons in the outermost shell. In order to acquire noble gas configuration, the element will accept 2 electrons. Hence, the charge on the anion so formed (X2-) is -2.
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