   Chapter 2, Problem 35PS

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

What is the charge on the common monatomic ions of the following elements?(a) magnesium(b) zinc(c) nickel(d) gallium

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charges on the given common monoatomic ions are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

• General oxidation state (charge) of group IA metals is +1.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group IIA metals is +2.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group IIIA elements is +3.
• Most of the transition metals form several ions (different charges).
Explanation

Magnesium is a group IIA element. The charge (oxidation state) of group of group IIA elements is +2

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charges on the given common monoatomic ions are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

• General oxidation state (charge) of group IA metals is +1.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group IIA metals is +2.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group IIIA elements is +3.
• Most of the transition metals form several ions (different charges).

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charges on the given common monoatomic ions are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

• General oxidation state (charge) of group IA metals is +1.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group IIA metals is +2.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group IIIA elements is +3.
• Most of the transition metals form several ions (different charges).

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charges on the given common monoatomic ions are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

• General oxidation state (charge) of group IA metals is +1.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group IIA metals is +2.
• General oxidation state (charge) of group IIIA elements is +3.
• Most of the transition metals form several ions (different charges).

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