Express Your Answer As An Ion

Silver(I) ion. Express your answer as an ion.

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tjbrewer eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Ions are expressed by the Chemical Symbol of the element(s) followed by a superscript of the charge the ion carries.  For example an Oxide ion would be `O^(2-)` Oxide is an oxygen anion which gains 2 electrons taking on a -2 electrical charge.  A sodium ion would be `Na^+` Sodium is a metallic cation which loses 1 electron taking on a +1 electrical charge. 

The chemical symbol of Silver is Ag.  Silver(I) loses one electron giving it a +1 charge.  Expressed as `Ag^+` This differs from Silver(II) which loses two electrons giving it a +2 charge, and is expressed as `Ag^(2+)`

ayl0124 | Student

The chemical symbol for silver is Ag. Ions have a positive or negative charge. Because silver is a metal, it is a cation (ion with a positive charge). 

Unlike alkali and alkaline earth metals, transition metals do not have a charge that corresponds to what group they are in. Most transition metals have more than one common charge. You can tell what charge the silver ion has based on the Roman numeral given. Therefore, silver (I) has a charge of one. 

`"Ag^+"` is the chemical symbol for silver (I) ion.