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Homework Help: HELP! Chemical Formula

  1. Oct 30, 2006 #1
    If aluminum has a positive 3 charge and chlorine has a negative 1 charge, then the formula becomes AlCl3, because the negative three in chlorine would balance out the positive 3 in aluminum right? So, what about this? Silion has a positive 4 charge. and neon has a neutral charge. What would the compound be?
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2006 #2
    I don't see how you would react the two without wildly exciting the neon. Is this a homework question? Does it give the option "does not react"?
     
  4. Oct 30, 2006 #3
    Hmm...it never gave any options..
    But I could still say that these won't react...
    Is that your final conclusion?
     
  5. Oct 30, 2006 #4
    So long as this is a high school or first year university question, they don't react.

    Use this answer at your own discretion.
     
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