What are the charges of two ions of copper?

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Jan 22, 2017

Answer:

Copper (I) and copper (II).

Explanation:

Copper (I) ions have a #1^+# charge. This happens when copper atoms lose one electron. Its formula is #"Cu"^+"#.

Copper (II) ions have a #2^+# charge. This happpens when copper atoms lose two electrons. Its formula is #"Cu"^(2+)"#.