A 1.00-g sample of an alkaline earth metal chloride is treated with excess silver nitrate. All of the chloride is recovered as 1.38 g of silver chloride. Identify the metal.
Group 2 Oxidation state
Group 2 elements usually have an oxidation state of +2. The elements belonging to this group have two valence electrons in their outermost shells. To achieve a noble gas configuration, these elements usually donate these two electrons when they form ionic bonds with non-metals.
Answer and Explanation: 1
Alkaline earth metals belong to Group 2A of the periodic table of elements. Elements belonging to this group have a charge of +2.
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