Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.9 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 59a

Answer

$$2-$$

Work Step by Step

Oxygen is located in Group 6A. Therefore it needs to gain two electrons in order to achieve a noble gas electron configuration. Thus it is expected to form a $2-$ charge.
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