# Question #6fb01

Dec 20, 2015

The charge on the metal ion is 2+. The metal is magnesium.

#### Explanation:

The metal ion is $\text{Mg"^(2+)}$. Magnesium sulfate, $\text{MgSO"_4}$, is an ionic compound composed of Magnesium ${2}^{+}$ cations, and sulfate ${2}^{-}$ anions, $\text{SO"_4""^(2-)}$.

$\text{Mg"^(2+)"+ SO"_4""^(2-)}$$\rightarrow$$\text{MgSO"_4}$