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What is chemical formula for ionic compound with S r &Br .

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jamnette | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted May 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM via web

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What is chemical formula for ionic compound with S r &Br .

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llltkl | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted May 19, 2013 at 2:15 PM (Answer #1)

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Strontium (Sr) is an alkaline earth metal belonging to Group II of the periodic table. The most stable valency of elements of this group is 2. Bromine (Br), is a halogen having a stable valency of 1.  When a compound is formed between any two elements, the ratio of atoms in that compound will be in the cross- ratio of their valencies.  

Therefore, in this case, the ratio of valencies of Sr and Br is 2:1, hence, the ratio of the atoms in the compound formed between Sr and Br will be 1:2, and the formula of the chemical compound will be `SrBr_2` .

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