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Is $\ce{Cu^{2+}}$ or $\ce{Cu^{+2}}$ correct? In my book the author uses both but at different places.


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  • $\begingroup$ Why is this downvoted? $\endgroup$ – MrAP Jan 1 '17 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ Because it is a duplicate. $\endgroup$ – Nilay Ghosh Jan 1 '17 at 13:26

The standard notation for ions is 2+, not +2.

The net charge is written with the magnitude before the sign; that is, a doubly charged cation is indicated as 2+ instead of +2.


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