Can you help me write the symbol for the formula of the compound?

K+, O^2-

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  • 6 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

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Potassium oxide....formula K2O.

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  • Anonymous
    6 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:

    K₂O

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