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What is the charge on an ion formed from a group 2 element?

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All elements in group 2 have 2 electrons on the outer shell. In chemical reactions these elements will lose the 2 out shell electrons to become stable. The loss of electrons leads to a positive charge. As these atoms are losing 2 electrons, the ions will have a charge of 2+

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