Can you help me write the symbol for the formula of the compound?
- pisgahchemistLv 76 months ago
Potassium and oxygen ....
Potassium and oxygen can form three different compounds
K2O ....... potassium oxide, where the oxidation state of K is +1 and O is -2
K2O2 ..... potassium peroxide, where K is +1 and O is -1 (O2^2-)
KO2 ....... potassium superoxide, where K is +1 and O is -½
- LônLv 76 months ago
Potassium oxide....formula K2O.
- Anonymous6 months ago
I guess you mean K⁺ and O²⁻
The basic unit must be neutral, i.e. have zero charge. So we need two positives to cancel the two negatives giving: