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julia_copen

  • 3 years ago

How do you know that magnesium is the more metallic element in the compound magnesium oxide, MgO? how do I explain this?

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  1. aaronq
    • 3 years ago
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    Mg is a transition metal, Oxygen is a non metal

  2. aaronq
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    metallic refers to the least electronegative one

  3. chmvijay
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    Mg is alkaline earth metal and oxygen belongs to nonmetallic nature hence when both combine they combine to form MgO

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