Problem: Predict the chemical formula of the ionic compound formed between the following pairs of elements.Y and O

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We’re being asked to determine the chemical formula of the ionic compound formed between the following pairs of elements:


Y and O.


Recall that ionic compounds are formed as the result of the formation of positive and negative ions. It is composed of a 

  • cationmetal that loses electrons and forms a positive ion
  • anionnonmetal that gains electrons and forms a negative ion


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Predict the chemical formula of the ionic compound formed between the following pairs of elements.

Y and O

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