What is the ionic compound formula of magnesium nitrate?

1 Answer
May 5, 2014

Magnesium Nitrate is an ionic compound formed by Magnesium #Mg^+2# the cation and Nitrate #NO_3^-# the polyatomic anion.

In order for these two ions to bond the charges must be equal and opposite. Therefore, it will take two -1 nitrate ions to balance the one +2 magnesium ion. This will make the formula for Magnesium Nitrate #Mg(NO_3)_2#.

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