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We have to determine how many repulsive interactions are shown for ion 5 in the given diagram.
We will start by the fact that opposite charges attract each other, and same charges repel each other.
In the given diagram, the sodium ions (Na+) are shown by purple spheres and the chloride ions (Cl-) are shown by green spheres.
Consider ion 5. How many repulsive interactions are shown for it?