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what is the balanced dissociation equation for Mg(N0^2)^2? what is the formula?

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haitiangial | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 10, 2012 at 3:08 PM via web

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what is the balanced dissociation equation for Mg(N0^2)^2? what is the formula?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM (Answer #1)

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Mg(NO2)2 is an ionic compound that dissociates itself upon its addition to the solvent to form a solution. When it is in the solution it forms ions. The balanced dissociation for for Mg(NO2)2  is

Mg(NO2)2 --> Mg^2+ + 2 NO2^-1

The dissociation of Mg(NO2)2 forms 1 mole of Magnesium ion (Mg^2+) and 2 moles of Nitrite ion (NO2^-1). The equation is already balanced

 
(NH4)2SO4 has an IUPAC name of Magnesium Nitrite. 
This compound is usually exists as trihydrate.

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