Problem: Write the formulas for the analogous species of the elements of period 3.

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We are asked to write formulas for the analogous species of the elements of period 3.

Recall: A structural analog, also known as a chemical analog or simply an analog, is a compound having a structure similar compound to that of another compound, but differing from it in respect to a certain component.

Elements in period 3 include Sodium (Na), Magnesium (Mg), Aluminum (Al), Silicon (Si), Phosphorus (P), Sulfur (S), Chlorine (Cl), Argon (Ar).


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Write the formulas for the analogous species of the elements of period 3.

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