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Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305957404

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10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305957404
Chapter 7, Problem 135E
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An ionic compound of potassium and oxygen has the empirical formula KO. Would you expect this compound to be potassium(II) oxide or potassium peroxide? Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

From the given information whether the compound is potassium (II) oxide or potassium peroxide has to be explained.

Concept introduction:

Empirical formula:

Empirical formula is a formula that provides the proportions of the elements present in a compound but not the actual numbers or arrangements of atoms.

Explanation of Solution

Potassium reacts with oxygen to forms ionic compound potassium peroxide and having the empirical formula as KO.  Due to ionic in nature obtained empirical formula w...

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