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Homework Help: Ionic bonding p. 2

  1. Sep 22, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I just made a thread on this but i did not understand the answer so im asking for a simpler definition. How do I get from Na+¹ + O-² to Na2O??

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    no idea
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 22, 2007 #2
    ok, i understand it now, it was so easy but people had to confuse it.
  4. Sep 22, 2007 #3
    Consider this example:
    If you want your shoes to match with your pants...
    and, you need to buy both of them. What would be ratio between the number of shoes and the number pants you bought.

    In above question, oxygen are like shoes, and Na are like pants. Hopefully, you would be able to get a better analogy!

    Edit: somehow, I missed your second post.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
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