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The chemical formula of magnesium bromide is MgBr2; 2 is the number of bromine atoms in the molecule.

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What is the chemical oxidation number for magnesium and bromine?

+2 for Mg and -1 for Br in magnesium bromide


What is the balanced equation when magnesium reacts with bromine?

Bromine is diatomic, so 2 atoms make up Bromine as a reactant. Mg + Br2 ----> MgBr2


What does 2 represents in the chemical formula MgBr2?

This means that there are two bromines in magnesium bromide, much like there are two hydrogens in water, H2O. This occurs because when magnesium forms an ion it has a charge of (+2), and when bromine forms an ion, it has a charge of (-1), Thus, it takes 2 bromines to neutralize the charge of the magnesium.


What kind of bond will magnesium and bromine make?

An ionic bond. A typical metal - non-metal compound. Magnesium (Mg) reacts with Bromine (Br2) to form Magnesium Bromide (MgBr2) which has an ionic formula of Mg2+ (Br-)2.


How many atoms are in the compound MgBr2?

3 - 1 Magnesium and 2 Bromine


What does it mean when magnesium has an oxidation number of 2?

It means that magnesium will give out two electrons when it forms compounds


What does 1 magnesium atom and 2 bromine atoms make?

if you poop out fusions its correct


What element can form a positive Ion Is it magnesium or carbon or oxygen or bromine?

Every Group I element (that is, the ones in the first column) have a ... Thus, bromine, oxygen, and carbon thus all form negative ions, while magnesium forms a positive ion (+2)


How many molecules does magnesium bromide have?

Magnesium bromide IS a molecule, or more correctly, it is a formula unit. So, magnesium bromide doesn't HAVE any molecules. One formula unit of magnesium bromide has THREE ATOMS, and they are 1 magnesium atom and 2 bromine atoms (MgBr2).


Is the 2 in 2MgO stand for magnesium atoms?

The meaning is two molecules of magnesium oxide (2 MgO).


What is the reactants reaction 2Mg O2?

it is basically two magnesium atoms plus two oxides


What is the oxidation number of magnesium in magnesium chloride?

Magnesium chloride, MgCl2, has 2 as its oxidation number.Also the magnesium oxide, MgO.two


Magnesium valence 2?

Magnesium is element 12 and belongs to Group 2 of the Periodic Table, are the outermost electrons, magnesium has two valence electrons.



What is the ion of magnesium?

Magnesium forms a 2+ ion by giving away its two outermost electrons.


How many of valence electrons do magnesium have?

Two valence electrons. Magnesium, Mg, is in group 2.


Is MgBr a covalent bond?

MgBr2No, this compound is an ionic compound formed from the cation,Mg 2+and 2 bromine anions,Br -to form the ionic compound magnesium bromide.


What does the number 2 mean in MgCl2?

The number 2 means that there are 2 chlorine atoms attached to one magnesium atom in a molecule of magnesium chloride




How many valence does magnesium have?

Magnesium generally appears in two valence forms. The pure, non-reacted element, Magnesium, has no charge. Reacted Magnesium has a valence of +2


What is the balanced equation for copper 2 bromine?

copper 2 bromine is not a chemical name. copper and bromine are both elements. the term "copper 2" suggests divalent copper, ie copper in the Cu++ state. Bromine is almost always a monovalent anion, ie Br-. Copper bromide is then one copper ion and two bromine ions together forming CuBr2.


What substance are in bromine?

2 atoms of Bromine[Br] are in Molecular Bromine(Br2)


What does Mg2O stand for?

I believe it is Magnesium Oxide. The 2 should be subscript, denoting the presence of two atoms of magnesium. This is because magnesium has a charge of -1, versus oxygen's typical charge of +2. Two atoms of magnesium balances the compound. No, magnesium oxide would be MgO - the magnesium has an oxidation number (or charge) of +2, compared with -2 for oxygen, so one of each is needed to balance out the molecule. I don't think Mg2O exists.


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