How is lithium oxide prepared from its elements?

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Sep 15, 2016

Answer:

In lithum oxide, anti-fluorite?

Explanation:

The formation of lithium oxide, #Li_2O#, may represented in the following way:

#2Li^(+) + O^(2-) rarr Li_2O(s)#

Lithium oxide will of course hydrolyze in water to give stoichiometric lithium hydroxide:

#Li_2O(s) + H_2O(l) rarr 2LiOH(aq)#