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A monatomic ion is an ion consisting of many of the same atoms. A type I binary ionic compound contains a metal (cation) that forms only one type of ion. A type II ionic compound contains a metal that forms more than one type of ion, i.e., ions with different charges
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Common monatomic ions
*note that mercury (I) ions always occur bound together to form Hg2.
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