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

1 Answer
Apr 21, 2016

Answer:

#Li_2O#

Explanation:

Lithium, a Group 1 metal, commonly (exclusively?) forms a #Li^+# 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 #Li_2O#. How does #Li_2O# react with water?