Determine the reaction between magnesium iodide and potassium chlorate and figure out the net ionic equation
Magnesium iodide is composed of magnesium (Group 2A → +2 charge → Mg2+ ) and iodide (Group 7A anion → -1 charge → I-). The molecular formula will appear as MgI2. Recall that for ionic compounds, the charge of the ion goes to the subscript of the counterion
What is the net ionic equation for magnesium iodide and potassium chlorate?
A. MgI2(aq) + 2KClO3(aq) → Mg(ClO3)2(aq) + 2KI(aq)
B. Mg2+(aq) + 2I-(aq) → MgI2(s)
C. Mg2+(aq) + ClO3-(aq) → Mg(ClO3)2(s)
D. K+(aq) + I-(aq) → KI(s)
E. All species remain aqueous; No Reaction