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  • one year ago

If the formula for a compound is represented by X2Y3 and the charge on the Y ion is -2, what is the charge in the X ion? 1, 2, 3, or 4?

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  1. taramgrant0543664
    • one year ago
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    The Y has a charge of -2 snd there are 3 Ys hence Y3 so the Y has a charge -6 The compound is going to be neutral so equal to 0 so to get 0 from -6 we need to have a +6, you notice that there are 2 Xs hence X2 so 6/2=3 so the charge on X is +3

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohh ok i understand your explanation, but -3 isn't in the answer choices

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    omg whoops

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yuo said +3 ok thank you

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    sorry

  6. taramgrant0543664
    • one year ago
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    Haha no problem, it happens every now and then!!

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