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Gizmo71295

  • 3 years ago

Why is the answer to Be +O2 -> _____, 2Be+ O2 -> 2BeO instead of BeO2

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  1. aaronq
    • 3 years ago
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    Be oxidizes to a 2+ charge, oxygen is 2-, and their charges have to balance out. If it was BeO2, there would be a 2- charge on the molecule.

  2. Gizmo71295
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh! Gah. haha. I always forget about the charges. ^.^ *Blonde* Thanks once again. haha.

  3. aaronq
    • 3 years ago
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    haha no problem. well all have *blonde* days, trust me

  4. Gizmo71295
    • 3 years ago
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    haha. I feel like I have more than others at time. xD It makes me feel like a goof. haha. Oh wells.

  5. Gizmo71295
    • 3 years ago
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    O2 is obviously a gas. . . Be solid? and BeO2 is. . . uhmmm. . .

  6. Gizmo71295
    • 3 years ago
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    I want to say gas but I don't trust my guess. haha.

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