Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 90g: 128e


Iron (III) Chloride

Work Step by Step

Each chlorine atom gains a -1 charge. Thus, the charge of all three chlorine atoms adds to -3, not -1. Therefore, we know that the iron will obtain a charge of +3.
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