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On the basis of the expected charges on the monatomic ions, give the chemical formula of each of the following compounds: (a) magnesium arsenide; (b) indium(III) sulfide; (c) aluminum hydride; (d) hydrogen telluride; (e) bismuth(III) fluoride.
Amy Luu 3L wrote:I'm confused on part d of the problem. Why is hydrogen telluride H2Te? I don't know how to get this since i thought hydrogen would want to gain an electron so it would also be an anion?
Telluride has a 2-, so it would need two Hydrogens since each Hydrogen has a 1+ charge.
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