The charge of the metal in the compound MgSO4 is?

The charge on the metal ion is 2+. The metal is magnesium.

The metal ion is ##”Mg”^(2+)”##. Magnesium sulfate, ##”MgSO”_4″##, is an ionic compound composed of Magnesium ##2^+## cations, and sulfate ##2^-## anions, ##”SO”_4″”^(2-)”##.

##”Mg”^(2+)”+ SO”_4″”^(2-)”####rarr####”MgSO”_4″##

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