Question #05e24

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Oct 23, 2016

Answer:

Polyatomic ion do carry an electric charge. They can and do exist on their own.

Explanation:

The whole technique of mass spectroscopy is concerned with the ionization of polyatomic species, molecules in other words, and accurately measuring their mass (here the ions are put into a magnetic bottle!). Clearly these are real species, but they have a very short existence.