Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 7 - Ionic and Metallic Bonding - 7.2 Ionic Bonds and Ionic Compounds - Sample Problem 7.1 - Page 203: 11



Work Step by Step

Calcium has a total of 2 valence electrons and chlorine, a nonmetal has 7 valence electrons. Therefore, there must be 2 chlorine atoms to receive those 2 extra valence electrons.
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