Problem: Common oxyanions. The composition and charges of common oxyanions are related to their location in the periodic table. (a) Predict the formula for the borate ion, assuming it contains a single B atom and follows the trends shown in the figure.

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We are asked to predict the formula for the borate ion, assuming it contains a single B atom and follows the trends shown in the figure.


We can see in the trend that elements of the same groups will have the same number of oxygen atoms. 


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Common oxyanions. The composition and charges of common oxyanions are related to their location in the periodic table. 



(a) Predict the formula for the borate ion, assuming it contains a single B atom and follows the trends shown in the figure.



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