Problem: Predict the formula of a compound formed from aluminum and oxygen. Please use the following format to enter your answers. Ex: Magnesium and Nitrogen would be Mg2+ and N3- so the chemical formula would be Mg3N2. You would enter the answer as Mg3N2

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Aluminum is usually present as Al3+ as its cationic form

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Predict the formula of a compound formed from aluminum and oxygen. Please use the following format to enter your answers.

 Ex: Magnesium and Nitrogen would be 

Mg2+ and N3- so the chemical formula would be 

Mg3N2. You would enter the answer as Mg3N2

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