What is the ionic formula for lithium oxide?
The ionic formula for Lithium Oxide is
Lithium is an Alkali Metal in the first column of the periodic table. This means that lithium has 1 valence electron it readily gives away in order to seek the stability of the octet. This makes lithium a
Oxygen is in the 16th column or
Oxygen has 6 valence electrons. It needs two electrons to make it stable at 8 electrons in its valence shells. This makes oxygen a
Ionic bonds form when the charges between the metal cation and non-metal anion are equal and opposite. This means that two
This makes the formula for lithium oxide
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