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Assume the two-dimensional structure of an ionic compound. M x A y , is

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at is the empirical formula of this ionic compound?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The empirical formula of a given MxAy type molecule must be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Empirical formula consists of simplest ratio of atoms present in the compound. It does not give the exact number of atoms of element present in it.

Explanation

Given information:

Two-dimensional structure of the ionic compound MxAy

The metal atom should be the central atom in the compound thus, blue balls denote atoms of metal and yellow balls denote the non-metal

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