Which of the following is not an environmental consequence of nuclear energy?
the answer is there is a one-to-one ratio of potassium ions to iodide ions.
- (k) belongs to alkali metals in group (1a) that contains (1) electron in the outermost energy level, whereas, (i) is from halogens in group (7a) that contains (7) electron in the outermost energy level.
- to achieve stability, both atoms tend to reach the nearest noble state (outermost level occupies 8 electrons). therefore, (k) loses its outer electron and gives it to (i) which now has a completely filled outer level and an ionic bond is formed between the two.
- the valency (number of electrons lost, gained or shared) of both atoms is equal ”monovalent” which means one-to-one ratio..