# Question #0b6bf

+2

#### Explanation:

Barium, like the other alkaline earth metals, have two valence electrons. They have all have electron configurations that end $n {s}^{2}$.

These metals will lose two electrons when they form ions. This gives them a charge of +2 since they give away two electrons that each have a charge of -1.

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