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  • one year ago

If you have a transitional metal as part of your compound. how can you figure out the charge?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    If you look at \[CuCl _{3}\] you realize it is neutral you do not see a +1,+2,-1,-2 etc What do you think the charge would be for Cu since it is a transition metal?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    This is non neutral molecule \[CuCl _{3}^{-1}\] Cu would be the anion since they gain an electron to be neutral Cl would be a cation since it gains an electron in order to be neutral

  3. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    Mostly correct, @Shalante You use the charge of what the transition metal is bonded to.

  4. JoannaBlackwelder
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    In this example, the Cl has a charge of -1, so the Cu needs a charge of 2+ to balance it out

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I know that. I am making him/her guess it out.

  6. JoannaBlackwelder
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    But you said the Cu is an anion. It's not. It is a cation.

  7. JoannaBlackwelder
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    And Cl is a anion because it has a negative chare

  8. JoannaBlackwelder
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    *charge

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    In chemical terms, if a neutral atom loses one or more electrons, it has a net positive charge and is known as a cation. If an atom gains electrons, it has a net negative charge and is known as an anion. That is what I meant. Cu does gain electron to neutralize with Cl

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ionic bond: bond in which one or more electrons from one atom are removed and attached to another atom, resulting in positive and negative ions which attract each other

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh wait I mistaken it. You are right.

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Dems "C" are easy to get mixed up.

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    sarcastic here: its "messed"

  14. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    Haha, yep!

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