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    Use Lewis symbols to represent the reaction that occurs between Mg and Br atoms. Please provide a detailed explanation.

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    Lewis diagrams illustrate the symbol for the element, followed by dot representations of the element's valence electrons. Mg, for example, has 2 valence electrons, and therefore will be Mg with two dots. Br has 7 valence electrons and so would have 7 dots.

    When Mg reacts with Br, it forms an ionic-bonded MgBr2, comprised of the Mg2+ ion and two Br- ions. In ...

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