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The element X has the electronic configuration 2, 8, 18, 8, 1. Without identifying x,

(a) predict the sigh and charge on a simple ion of X.

(B) write if X be an oxidizing agent or reducing agent and why.

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The elements which have the same number of valence electrons are identical in their properties, so to give the answer more specifically, it'd have been better if you could provide options for the question.

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(a) X+

(b) X will be a strong reducing agent as it will have the tendency to donate its valence electron.

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