# What it metal cation, including charge, from the compound CuCl_2?

The $C {u}^{2 +}$ ion
$C u C {l}_{2}$ is an ionic compound composed of the metal cation $C {u}^{2 +}$ and 2 $C {l}^{_}$ anions. The best way to identify the charge is to to use the Periodic table .