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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

What are the charges on the ions in an ionic compound containing the elements barium and bromine? Write the formula for the compound.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The charge on ions present and the formula of the ionic compound formed by barium and bromine elements are needed to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Ionic compounds are formed by electrostatic attraction between ions such as monoatomic ions and polyatomic ions; in which positively charged ions is known as cations and negatively charged ions are known as anions.

The sum of charges of ions present in an ionic compound is equals to net charge of the compound.

Explanation

Barium and bromine elements are present in the given ionic compound. Since the element Ba is a group IIA element, then the charge will be 2+ and similarly the charge of group VIIA element Br is 1-. So there must be two Br ions to balance each Ba2+ ion.

The relative number of each ion is indicated in suffix of each ion

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