# What is the chemical formula of tin(IV) oxide?

Sep 23, 2016

#### Answer:

$S n {O}_{2}$, $\text{stannic oxide}$.

#### Explanation:

The oxide group, ${O}^{2 -}$, clearly has a $2 -$ charge. For $S n \left(+ I V\right)$, there thus must be 2 oxide groups to attain electrical neutrality.