Together, which ions form hydroxyapatite crystals of osseous tissue?

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Aug 27, 2017

Answer:

Are these not #"calcium, phosphate, and hydroxyl ions......."#

Explanation:

#"Hydroxylapatite,"# #Ca_5(PO_4)_3(OH)#, is a neutral salt, and contains #5xxCa^(2+)+3xx(PO_4)^(3-)+HO^-# ions, i.e. a neutral charge as required.