6B.5 Part C

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Jasmine 2C
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6B.5 Part C

Postby Jasmine 2C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:58 pm

Can someone explain why there are 2 OH-?

Isabel Day 1D
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Re: 6B.5 Part C

Postby Isabel Day 1D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:03 pm

The Ba ion usually has a positive charge of +2 (Ba2+) because it becomes more stable when losing 2 electrons. OH- always has a negative charge. Therefore, 2 OH- are bonded to Ba2+ in order for the compound to be neutral.

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