Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - 2-7 Ionic Compounds: Formulas, Names, and Properties - Review & Check for Section 2-7: 6

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In MgO, two electrons are exchanged, while in NaCl, only one is exchanged. We know that: $F = \frac{q_1q_2}{d^2}$ Therefore, the electrostatic force between the ions is greater in MgO since q1 and q2 are greater.

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