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What is the charge of a beryllium ion?

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November 14, 2010 1:39AM

Beryllium should be expected to have a charge of 2+ as is expected of all the elements in Group 2 of the periodic table. But its behavior is somewhat different than other Group 2 elements because it has so few electrons. This element tends to form covalent bonds.

All nuclei have a positive charge.

So beryllium-9 has a positive charge.