Problem: The elements X, Y, and  Z  form these compounds: XCl4, XZ2, YO. What formula would you predict for the compound formed between Y and Z? Assume normal oxidation states for chlorine and oxygen.a) YZb) YZ2c) Y2Zd) YZ3

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The elements X, Y, and   form these compounds: XCl4, XZ2, YO. What formula would you predict for the compound formed between Y and Z? Assume normal oxidation states for chlorine and oxygen.

a) YZ

b) YZ2

c) Y2Z

d) YZ3

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