Show the formation of MgO by the transfer of electrons in the two elements


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Show the formation of MgO by the transfer of electrons in the two elements using electron dot structures
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Atomic number of Mg is 12 and of oxygen is 8. Show the formation of MgO from its elements.
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Using the electronic configurations, explain how magnesium atom combines with oxygen atom to form magnesium oxide by transfer of electrons.


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Magnesium (Mg) loses two electrons from its outermost shell and becomes Mg2+, while oxygen(O) gains two electrons to become O2- .