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Calcium hypochlorite is Ca(ClO)2. If Ca has charge 2+ this means the hypochlorite ion has charge -1, so that two such ions combine with the Ca2+.

In the hypochlorite ion a covalent bond between Cl and O fills the Cl valence shell, and leaves one electron lacking in O's valence shell. So an extra electron stabilises the pair to form the ion with single negative charge.

Calcium hypochlorite which has a chemical formula Ca(ClO)2, so the overall charge of the compound is 0 and Ca2+ has a charge of +2. In order to have an overall charge of 0, (ClO)2 has to be -2 to balance the charge of Ca2+. Therefore, ClO has a charge of -1 as there are two ClO ions.

Calcium hypochlorite formula is Ca(ClO)2, Calcium is having +2 charge. Therefore two hypochlorite is having -2 charge. Here two hypochloite ions sharing -2 charge. Each hypochlorite ion is having -1 charge.

Hypochlorite has a formula of Ca(ClO)2, ClO has an overall charge of +1, given there are two molecules the overall charge is +2. Calcium ion also has a charge of +2 on its own. Therefore the Calcium ion charge is equal to the hypochlorite ion molecule charge. 

hypochlorite has a charge of 1-. Calcium ions have a charge of 2+, when they form a molecule, you get CaClO2, where the subscript of CLO indicates the charge of the cation in this case calcium.

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