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anonymous
 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?
anonymous
 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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taramgrant0543664
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The 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

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohh ok i understand your explanation, but 3 isn't in the answer choices

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yuo said +3 ok thank you

taramgrant0543664
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Haha no problem, it happens every now and then!!
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