Answer to Question #161054 in General Chemistry for Megan

Question #161054

The transfer of electrons and charges between be3n2


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2021-02-09T03:35:41-0500

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In a nitride, nitrogen has a charge of -3. Beryllium, as an alkaline earth metal, has a charge of +2. For the charges to balance out, you need 3 Be ions (for a total charge of 3×+2 = +6) and 2 N ions (for a total of 2×-3=-6), giving Be3N2.


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