Problem: Each of the following elements is capable of forming an ion in chemical reactions.By referring to the periodic table, predict the charge of the most stable ion of Mg.

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We’re being asked to determine the most stable ion of Mg (magnesium) given element


Recall that when becoming an ion, the element tries to achieve the configuration of the nearest noble gas (Group 8A).


Referring to the periodic table below:

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Each of the following elements is capable of forming an ion in chemical reactions.

By referring to the periodic table, predict the charge of the most stable ion of Mg.

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