Question #55d62

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Feb 25, 2017

Answer:

You have a discrete oxide anion, #O^(2-)#........

Explanation:

The oxide anion has an electronic configuration equivalent to that of neon. While oxide salts are very reactive, certainly I can isolate alkali and alkaline earth metal oxides, i.e. #M_2O#, and #MO#. Thus we do not speak of antibonding electrons in the oxide anion.