What is the distinction between #"oxides"#, #"peroxides"#, and #"superoxides"#?
Oxygen generally assumes
While oxidation state is a formalism, oxygen generally is conceived to accept 2 electrons in its compounds to give a
And in metal oxides:
I have been asked to expand this answer, and explain the difference between
Now hydrogen peroxide is
this exercise results in the sharing of the electrons (because the oxygen atoms have equal electronegativity):
And when we write peroxide salts, i.e. sodium peroxide, we use a formula of