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 - Topical Questions - Page 90b: 36d



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This formula is also correct. Because Mg+ generally has a charge of 2+, we know that the other atom should generally have a charge of 2-. This is the case, for Oxygen usually has a charge of 2-, being two groups away from the Noble gases.
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