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What is the predicted Ionic charge for a Ba ion? How am I supposed to identify this???  

Similarly, What is the predicted ionic charge for a S ion? 

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The term ionic charge refers to the electric charge carried by an ion by gaining or losing electrons from its valence shell.

Step 2

If an atom loses the electrons, it forms a positively charged ion which is known as the cation.

If an atom gains the electrons it forms a negatively charged ion which is known as the anion.

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Any atom will lose or gain electrons in order to ...

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