. Draw electron dot representation for the formation of Magnesium oxide


Best Answer

Explanation:

MgO is the most chemically active element. It has an atomic number of 12 and is found in the modern periodic table's 2nd group and 3rd period.

When magnesium combines with oxygen, its two outermost electrons are transferred to an oxygen atom. The magnesium atoms produce a magnesium ion (Mg2+) by losing two electrons, and the oxygen atom makes an oxide ion by acquiring two electrons (O-2).

Mg2++O-2→MgO

 

Final answer: 

The electron dot representation is :

electron dot

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