How many elements, in total, are joined together to form magnesium chloride?

1 Answer
Aug 2, 2017

Answer:

#MgCl_2# is the molecular formula of magnesium chloride.

Explanation:

#MgCl_2# is the molecular formula.

So here you can see, that the compound is made by forming 1 #Mg# and 2 #Cl# atoms.

There is an ionic bond existing, due to which the compound is an ionic halide, and highly soluble in water.