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Write the symbols for the ions, and the correct formula for the ionic compound that would form when each of the following react. 

a. Calcium and Oxygen 

b. Magnesium and Phosphorus 

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Calcium element lies in the group 2A and has a charge +2.  Oxygen is in the group 6A, so it has a charge of -2.  So, the ions are Ca2+ and O2-.  I...

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