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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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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 arguments would you use to convince another student in general chemistry that MgO consists of the ions Mg2+ and O2− and not the ions Mg+ and O? What experiments could be done to provide some evidence that the correct formulation of magnesium oxide is Mg2+O2−?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

MgO Consists of the ions Mg2+, O2- and not the ions Mg+ and O- has to be convinced; the correct formulation of Magnesium oxide is Mg2+ O2- has to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Melting point: The temperature at which a given solid will melt is the melting point temperature.

Alkaline earth metals: All the elements that grouped into alkaline earth metals always form +2 oxidation state.

Explanation

Among the arguments for a compound composed of Mg2+ and O2- are the following:

  1. a) Chemical experience suggests that all Group 2A elements form 2+ cations, and that oxygen is typically O2- ion in its compounds.
  2. b) Other alkaline earth elements form oxides such as (BeO)(CaO)</

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