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Charges and coefficients?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:15 pm
by aisteles1G
Sorry if this is a very simplistic question but Im not sure if 2Cl- means it has a -2 charge or just a -1 charge? Does the coefficient get multiplied to the charge or no? Thanks for any help!

Re: Charges and coefficients?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:48 pm
by Katie_Duong_1D
2Cl- means that the -1 charge of Cl- is multiplied by 2.

Re: Charges and coefficients?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:48 pm
by hanna_maillard3B
yes 2 Cl- ions will produce an overall -2 charge of that molecule