Magnesium oxide is MgO. Strontium oxide is SrO.
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Calcium, magnesium, and strontium all belong to the alkaline earth metal family. They all readily become cations by giving up their two outer electrons to take on a +2 charge. On the other hand, oxygen readily becomes an anion, taking on two more electrons to gain a -2 charge. Calcium, magnesium, and strontium all combine with oxygen by giving up their two outer electrons to oxygen. The resulting compounds feature a one-to-one relationship between the alkaline earth metal and oxygen. Therefore, magnesium combines with oxygen to form magnesium oxide (MgO), and strontium combines with oxygen to form strontium oxide (SrO).