We’re being asked to give the name of the compound made from lithium and oxygen.
Lithium is a Group 1A metal and Oxygen is a Group 6A nonmetal.Therefore, the compound that they will form is an ionic compound.
The rules for naming binary ionic compounds are as follows:
1. The metal keeps its name and is named and written first.
– For transition metals, we use Roman numerals to denote their charge.
2. The nonmetal keeps its base name but has its ending changed to –ide.
What is the name of the compound made from lithium and oxygen?
a. none of the above
b. lithium dioxide
c. lithium(I) oxide
d. lithium oxide
e. oxygen lithide
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