# Element X forms X^(3+) ions. What would be the formula of the compound formed when reacts with chlorine?

May 28, 2017

$X C {l}_{3}$.........

#### Explanation:

Chlorine gas is an oxidant, and typically gives $C {l}^{-}$ ions.........with an atom, $X$, that forms an ${X}^{3 +}$, we could propose its oxidation reaction as..........

$X + \frac{3}{2} C {l}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow X C {l}_{3}$

And in fact that there are metal and non-metal elements that could be so oxidized, i.e. to give $P C {l}_{3}$ or $T i C {l}_{3}$ or $F e C {l}_{3}$......