Would it be possible for magnesium chloride to have the same exact structure as potassium chloride?

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May 18, 2016

Answer:

No.

Explanation:

Magnesium chloride has the formula #"MgCl"_2"#, and potassium chloride has the formula #"KCl"#. Since the two compounds have different numbers of chloride anions, they cannot have the same structure.