Textbook Example

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Jasmine 2C
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Textbook Example

Postby Jasmine 2C » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:02 am

Can someone explain why the two hydrogens have a +1 charge each? Don't hydrogens have a neutral charge unless it's a H+ proton?
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Myka G 1l
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Re: Textbook Example

Postby Myka G 1l » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:51 pm

The charges come from the periodic table. Elements in group 1 are typically denoted as having a +1 charge, which is why hydrogen has a +1 charge. While oxygen has a -2 charge because it is a part of group 16.

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