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predicting products of chemical reactions: i need explanation...magnesium bromide+chlorine

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  1. pottersheep
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    MgBr2 + Cl2 SingleDisplacement! MgCl2 + Br2

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    first how would u write this as a balanced equation? wouldnt it be mgbr2+cl ?

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    how is it cl2?

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  4. pottersheep
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    So, MgBr2 + Cl2 => MgCl2 + Br2

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    Chlorine on its own is diatomic :) There are a few elements that are diatomic like that

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    oh is bromine one of them?

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    Actually there are 7. Yep bromine is one too :)

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    then do i need to balance the equation

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    since mgbr2 is neutral and cl2 has charge of -2?

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    Technically, yes. But look at the equation, we're lucky. It turned out balanced

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    Each Cl has a charge of -1

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    but theres two of them

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  13. emilyoo
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    oh do you balance the equation after you write out the reaction

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  14. pottersheep
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    yepp

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    ok thank you!!

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  16. pottersheep
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    Np:)

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    good luck

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