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1.     Balancing charges: Suppose that X represents an arbitrary cation and that Y represents an anionic

species. Using the charges indicate in the superscript of X and Y, fill in the remaining spaces below by writing the appropriate subscript for each X and Y species to balance the net charge on the ionic XaYb compound formed (where a and b represent whole numbers of X and Y, respectively):

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