What is the formula of the ionic compound formed by the elements lithium and oxygen?

1 Answer
Apr 21, 2016

$L {i}_{2} O$

Explanation:

Lithium, a Group 1 metal, commonly (exclusively?) forms a $L {i}^{+}$ ion. Oxygen a Group 16 non-metal commonly forms an ${O}^{2 -}$ ion. Their binary compound is of course neutral and has a formulation of $L {i}_{2} O$. How does $L {i}_{2} O$ react with water?