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

##### 1 Answer
Aug 2, 2017

$M g C {l}_{2}$ is the molecular formula of magnesium chloride.

#### Explanation:

$M g C {l}_{2}$ is the molecular formula.

So here you can see, that the compound is made by forming 1 $M g$ and 2 $C l$ atoms.

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