Problem: Write the ion product expression (Ksp expression) for magnesium fluoride, MgF2.A) [Mg2+][F-]B) [Mg2+][F-]2

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We’re being asked to write the ion product expression (Ksp expression) for magnesium fluoride, MgF2


Recall that Ksp is an equilibrium constant related to slightly soluble ionic compounds. 


Since the MgF2 is an ionic compound, it forms ions when dissociating in water. The dissociation of MgF2 in water is as follows:

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Write the ion product expression (Ksp expression) for magnesium fluoride, MgF2.

A) [Mg2+][F-]

B) [Mg2+][F-]2

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