Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 2 - Problems: 2.67

Answer

In the solid state, each cation is surrounded by anions, and vice versa.

Work Step by Step

In this case, the single Mg2+ ion transfer two positive charges to the two chloride ions, Cl-, therefore in the solid state, each cation is surrounded by anions, and vice versa.
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