We are being asked to determine the ions that compose magnesium phosphide.
To solve this problem, we are going to identify the group and charge of each ion.
What ions compose the compound magnesium phosphide?
A) Mg+1 and P1-
B) Mg+3 and P2-
C) Mg+2 and P3-
D) Mg6+ and P6-
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