Question #6fb01

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Dec 20, 2015

Answer:

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

Explanation:

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

#"Mg"^(2+)"+ SO"_4""^(2-)"##rarr##"MgSO"_4"#