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Solution: Specify what ions are present in solution upon dissolving each of the following substances in water.FeCl2

Problem

Specify what ions are present in solution upon dissolving each of the following substances in water.

FeCl2

Solution

We’re being asked to specify what ions are present in solution upon dissolving FeCl2 in water.


Recall that an ionic compound is composed of a positively charged ion (cation formed by a metal), and a negatively charged ion (anion formed by a nonmetal). 


FeCl2 is a soluble ionic compound composed of a metal: Fe and a non-metal: Cl:

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