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Problem: Provide lewis structures for the following:Mg and F

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We are asked to determine the Lewis symbol for the ions in the ionic compound Mg and F

First, let’s determine the valence electrons of the elements Mg and F

Recall: The group number of representative elements corresponds to their valence electrons

Magnesium, Mg is from group 2A

  • 2 valence electron when neutral
  • Will have a +2charge (removes 2 electrons)
  • Total valence electron for Mg2+  = 2 - 2 = 0

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Provide lewis structures for the following:

Mg and F

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