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Which statement best describes the oxidation numbers of the atoms found in magnesium chloride?
A. Magnesium has a 22 oxidation number and chlorine has 1+ oxidation number.
B. Magnesium has 1+ oxidation number and chlorine has a 12 oxidation number.
C. Magnesium has 22 oxidation number and chlorine has a 2+ oxidation number.
D. Magnesium has a 2+ oxidation number and chlorine has a 12 oxidation number.

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    None.

    Mg is a +2
    Cl is a -1

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    MgCl2

    HUH?
    Mg is +2 and Cl is -1

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    Which of the following is not a way an atom can achieve stability?

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