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

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May 28, 2017

Answer:

#XCl_3#.........

Explanation:

Chlorine gas is an oxidant, and typically gives #Cl^(-)# ions.........with an atom, #X#, that forms an #X^(3+)#, we could propose its oxidation reaction as..........

#X+3/2Cl_2(g) rarr XCl_3#

And in fact that there are metal and non-metal elements that could be so oxidized, i.e. to give #PCl_3# or #TiCl_3# or #FeCl_3#......