Problem: Is MgCl2 ionic or covalent?

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Determine the atoms present in MgCland categorize each if metal or nonmetal. Recall that ionic compounds are composed of metals (usually) + nonmetal. 

MgCl2

  • Composed of Mg and Cl, Mg is a Group 2A element which is a metal.
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Is MgCl2 ionic or covalent?

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