anonymous
  • anonymous
f 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?
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whpalmer4
  • whpalmer4
number of positive ions * charge on the positive ions +number of negative ions * charge on the negative ions has to equal 0 for the atom to be electrically neutral. You have 3 Y ions, each with a 2- charge, so that's a total of 3*2- = 6-. You have 2 X ions, you don't know the charge on them, but 2* = 6+ for the positive and negative charges to cancel each other out.

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