Wed February 27, 2008 By:

what is the formula of oxides?

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Wed February 27, 2008

oxides are represented by the following and the formula will be written as per the oxidation state of the other element.

1. oxide O2-

2. peroxide O22-

3. superoxide O21-

For example Ca2+ 1. CaO is calcium oxide, CaO2 is peroxide and Ca2O is superoxide.

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