Solution: Is MgCl2 ionic or covalent?

Problem

Is MgCl2 ionic or covalent?

Solution

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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