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8.15 (a) Using Lewis symbols, diagram the reaction between mag
nesium and oxygen atoms to give the ionic substance MgO.
(b) How many electrons are transferred? (c) Which atom
loses electrons in the reaction?
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8.15 (a) Using Lewis symbols, diagram the reaction between mag nesium and oxygen atoms to give the ionic substance MgO. (b) How many electrons are transferred? (c) Which atom loses electrons in the reaction?

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The electronic configuration of magnesium is 1s22s22p63s2 and it h\as two outermost electrons . The electronic configuration of oxygen is 1s22s22p4 and it has six outermost electrons . With the help of Lewis symbol, the reaction between magnesium and oxygen atoms to form MgO is shown below.

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2+ 2. + Magnesim

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The magnesium and oxygen have their octets complete after transferring two elec...

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