Why are oxygen atoms neutral?

QUESTION POSTED AT 14/02/2020 - 01:13 PM

Answered by admin AT 14/02/2020 - 01:13 PM

They are neutral because the number of protons (positively charged particles) in the nucleus and the number of electrons (negatively charged particles) equal each other.
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2H2S(g)+3O(g)+2SO2(g). How many miles of sulfur dioxide are produced from 7.1 miles of oxygen

The answer to this question should be  10.65 moles of SO2

ANSWERED AT 23/02/2020 - 01:08 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/02/2020 - 01:08 AM

Which scenario best describes a chemical change? A. water conducting electricity B.copper pipe being cut into pieces C.copper corroding in the presence of oxygen D.water freezing into ice

It's c because that's what happened to the statue of liberty lol

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 11:20 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 11:20 PM

What is the element symbol for carbon atom

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Atomic number: 6
Atomic mass: 12.0107 u ± 0.0008 u
Electron configuration: [He] 2s22p2

Here it is...

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 07:01 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 07:01 PM

A calcium ion has a charge of +2. How many protons and electrons does it have? An atom has 6 protons, 7 neutrons, and 6 electrons. Fill in the blanks below for this atom: Atomic number_____ Atomic mass_______ Charge_______ This atom belongs to which element?

The calcium ion is a cation (positive charge) and it has 20 positive protons and 22 valence electrons since it gains two from the reactions...
The atom with 6 protons, 7 neutrons and 6 electrons is the element Carbon.
Atomic Number : 6
Atomic Mass : 12
Charge : Overall neutral charge because the same amount of positive subatomic particles negates the charges of the negative subatomic particles. Hope This Helps!! (>ω<)

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 07:00 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 07:00 PM

Which atom would tend to gain 1 valence electron from another atom in order to become stable?

An unstable atom would be the answer.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 06:54 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 06:54 PM

What is the empirical formula of a compound that contains 43.38% sodium, 11.33% carbon, and 45.29% oxygen

Let the total weight of compound is 100 grams

the mass of sodium = 43.38 grams

moles of sodium = mass /  atomic mass = 43.38/ 23 = 1.88

mass of carbon = 11.33 grams

moles of carbon = mass / atomic mass = 11.33/12 = 0.944

mass of oxygen = 45.29

moles of oxygen = mass / atomic mass = 45.29 / 16 = 2.83

Let us divide each moles with the lowest moles to get a ratio of whole number

moles of sodium = 1.88/0.944 = 2

moles of carbon = 0.944/0.944 = 1

moles of oxygen = 2.83/0.944 = 3

so the empirical formula is Na₂CO₃

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 06:40 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 06:40 PM

The reducing agent in a material is the one that A. gains electrons. B. increases its atomic number. C. is reduced. D. is oxidized.

Answer is: D. is oxidized.

Reducing agent is an element  or compound that loses an electron to another chemical species in a redox chemical reaction and they have been oxidized.

For example, chemical equation: Ca + H₃PO₄ → Ca₃(PO₄)₂ + H₂.

Oxidation reaction: Ca⁰ → Ca⁺² + 2e⁻ /×3.

3Ca⁰ → 3Ca⁺² + 6e⁻

Reduction reaction: 6e⁻ + 2H₃⁺¹ → 3H₂⁰.

Balanced chemical equation: 3Ca + 2H₃PO₄ → Ca₃(PO₄)₂ + 3H₂.

Calcium is stronger reducing agent than hydrogen, gives electrons easier.

Calcium is oxidized, it changes oxidation number from 0 to +2.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 05:56 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 05:56 PM

Magnesium oxide decomposes into magnesium and oxygen. if 12.09 g of magnesium oxide decomposes to form 7.29 g of magnesium, what mass of oxygen gas is also released in the reaction?

 the mass of oxy gas would be 4.03 did i calculate that right?

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 05:42 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 05:42 PM

How do atoms achieve noble gas electron configurations in single covalent bonds?


Atoms achieve configurations of noble gas electrons in simple covalent bonds by sharing electrons.


Valencia electrons are the electrons found in the last electronic layer (called valence orbitals). These electrons are what determine the ability of the atom to form bonds. When an element joins another, it does so through its valence electrons.

The covalent bond is the chemical bond between atoms where electrons are shared, forming a molecule. Covalent bonds are established between non-metallic elements, such as hydrogen H, oxygen O and chlorine Cl. These elements have many electrons in their outermost level (valence electrons) and have a tendency to gain electrons to acquire the stability of the electronic structure of noble gas. The shared electron pair is common to the two atoms and holds them together.

Then, atoms achieve configurations of noble gas electrons in simple covalent bonds by sharing electrons. In a simple covalent bond each of the atoms involved shares an electron for the formation of a shared pair, which from the formation will belong to both of the atoms. It occurs between Nonmetals and Nonmetals; Nonmetals and hydrogen; and between hydrogen and hydrogen.

Some examples of molecules with simple covalent bond are: H2 (where the two hydrogen atoms acquire electronic configuration of noble gas) and the chlorine molecule Cl2 (the two chlorine atoms have 8 electrons around them and therefore electronic configuration of Noble gas)

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 05:38 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 05:38 PM

Sulfur has an atomic number of 16. how many covalent bonds can sulfur form?

Two because it has six electrons in it's valence shell and it still has space for two more

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 05:35 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 05:35 PM

Energy stored and release in the nucleus of an atom

Nuclear Energy is energy stored in the nucleus of an atom — the energy that holds the nucleus together. Very large amounts of energy can be released when the nuclei are combined or split apart. Nuclear power plants split the nuclei of uranium atoms in a process called fission.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 04:35 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 04:35 PM

20 POINTS!! Match the alien matters with the correct on on earth: Periodic Table Group 1 Group 2 Group 13 Group 14 Group 15 Group 16 Group 17 Group 18 1 H/Gs 1.008 2 He/ 4.003 3 Li/ 7.941 4 Be/ 9.012 5 B/ 10.811 6 C/ 12.010 7 N/At 14.006 8 O 15.999 9 F/ 18.998 10 Ne/ 20.179 11 Na/So 22.989 12 Mg/ 24.305 13 Al/Lm 26.981 14 Si/ 28.085 15 P/ 30.973 16 S/ 32.065 17 Cl/Ms 35.453 18 Ar/ 39.948 19 K/ 39.098 20 Ca/ 40.007 Skip 21 - 30 31 Ga/ 69.723 32 Ge 72.64 33 As/ 74.921 34 Se/ 78.96 35 Br/ 79.904 36 Kr/ 83.8 METALS METALLOIDS NONMETALS **Galactic Element Clues** The clues in red have already been matched for you. Use those to guide you on your mission! Gasium (Gs): This is the element with the lowest atomic mass number in the universe. Luminesium (Lm): This element is a metal that is not very reactive and has a pretty low atomic mass number. When we round the atomic mass number up to 27, we find that an atom of this element has 14 neutrons in its nucleus. Mustarium (Ms): This is a nonmetal, gas that is very reactive and is toxic when the aliens inhale it. Its average atomic mass is about 35 amu. Atmospherium (At): The alien’s notices that this is the most abundant element found in the Earth’s atmosphere. Its atoms contain 7 protons and 7 neutrons. Softium (So): This is a soft metal that can be cut with a dull knife, but it can be very explosive when exposed to water. It has an atomic mass of 23 amu. Directions: Match the following Galactic Element clues to the Periodic Table above Fireworkium (Fw): This element has 15 protons and 15 electrons in its neutral atom. Toothium (T): This is a nonmetal with an average atomic mass number close to 19. Floatium (Fl): This is a gas that the aliens often use to fill balloons and blimps. It contains two protons in its nucleus. Breathium (Bt): This element is a nonmetal and has one less proton than an atom of Toothium and has an atomic mass close to 16 amu. Lightium (Lg): This is a gas that does not react with other elements. It glows when it is heated in a lamp or vacuum tube. It contains one more proton in its nucleus than Toothium. Rottoneggium (Re): This is a nonmetal with one less electron than Mustarium. It has a total of 16 electrons in its electron cloud. Nobelium (Nb): This gas is located directly below Lightium on the periodic table and has an atomic mass close to 40 amu with 18 protons. Liquidium (Lq): This is a nonmetal and has the second largest atomic mass number on the alien periodic table. Supermanium (Sp): This element has the largest atomic mass unit on the alien’s periodic table at close to 84 amu. Bonsium (Bo): This element is important for bone strength, both for aliens and earthlings. It is a metal in Group 2 of the periodic table and has 20 neutrons. Organium (Or): This element makes up diamonds, which are not as valuable in other places in the universe as they are on Earth. It contains six protons in the nucleus of its atom. Killum (Ki): This is a notoriously poisonous metalloid with an atomic mass close to 75 amu. Universium (Uv): This is a heavy nonmetal, a pretty large atomic mass number and chemical properties similar to Rottoneggium and Breathium. Semicoductium (Sc): This element is the metalloid with the lowest mass. It has one less proton than Organium. Computerium (Co): This is an element that the aliens use in their electronics, stun guns, and in their communication devices because it is a semi-conductor. Its mass is significantly greater than the mass of Semicoductium and it has 14 electrons. Ikium (Ik): This is a semi-conductor that is found below Computerium on the periodic table. The element has 32 protons and 41 neutrons. Spriklium (Sk): An atom of this element may have an actual mass of 70 amu with 39 neutrons. Alloyium (Am): This is a relatively rare metal that is often used as a hardening agent in metal alloys/mixtures. It is the second lightest metal on the periodic table. Metium (Me): This is a very reactive metal with the lowest mass of all the metals on the entire periodic table. Bananium (Bn): This element has similar chemical properties to Softium and Metium, but is heavier than both. Abundium (A): This is the ninth most abundant element in the universe. It is a metal with 12 protons in its nucleus. 20 POINTS!!!

H=Gs, Li=Me, Na=So, K=Bn, Be=Am, Mg=A, Ca=Bo, B=Sc, Al=Lm, Ga=Sk, C=Or, Si=Co, Ge=Ik, N=At, P=Fw, As=Ki, O=Bt, S=Re, Se=Uv, F=T, Cl=Ms, Br=Lq, He=Fl, Ne=Lg, Ar=Nb, and Kr=Sp.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 04:19 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 04:19 PM

What does the nucleus of a atom contain?

An atoms nucleus contains protons and neutrons.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 04:15 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 04:15 PM

How many moles of HCl are required to neutralize all 0.050 mol of Ca(OH)2


ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:57 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:57 PM

Select all that apply. Which of the following elements are obtained by plants from the soil? oxygen nitrogen hydrogen phosphorus potassium


Nitrogen , phosphorus and potassium are obtained by plants from the soil.


N,P.K are the most important plant nutrients,

Nitrogen :

  1. Nitrogen helps above grounded safety growth

     2. It provide dark green color to leaves.


  1. Phosphorus also help root growth

     2.Protect the plant from diseases.


  1. Potassium is needed for making of chlorophyll.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:48 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:48 PM

Guard cells: contain chlorophyll absorb light energy control the size of stomata split water into hydrogen and oxygen


The answer of this question is, guard cells are control the size of stomata.


Guard cells are cells surrounding each stoma. They help to regulate the rate of transpiration by opening and closing the stomata. Light is the main trigger for opening and closing of stomata. Guard cells prevent an excess loss of water through respiration also.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:46 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:46 PM

Which statement is correct about the law of conservation of energy Energy is created when water freezes. Energy is destroyed when sugar is burned. Energy stays inside molecules permanently. Energy is transferred when atoms are rearranged

The law of conservation of energy is energy isn't created or destroyed

A and B are wrong because there is creation or destruction of energy

C is wrong because energy can be transferred (think touching a hot stove with your finger.  heat is transferred from the stove to your finger OUCH!)

D is correct because the energy is still there, but in a different form

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:31 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:31 PM

What is the concentration of 10.00 mL of HBr if it takes 16.73 mL of a 0.253 M LiOH solution to neutralize it?

I divided the volume by a 1000 because it must be in litres, but it wont make any difference because they will cancel out, but you must always convert it to L or dm3 unless it says in the question something else.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:28 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:28 PM

The production of low-carbon steel uses oxygen but the production of titanium uses argon. Explain why

for low-carbon steel oxygen is needed to oxidise carbon
-for titanium an atmosphere of argon is used because it is unreactive
-any oxygen would oxidise titanium

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:15 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 03:15 PM

Each element consists of only one type of atom. A.) True B.) False

Its true because I just answered it.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:41 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:41 PM

Nitrogen has an atomic number of 7; therefore, it has _____ electrons in its outermost electron shell a. 1 b. 5 c. 10 d. 2 e. 18

B.5 as the electronic configuration is 2.5. 2 on the first shell abd 5 on the valency or most outer sgell.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:30 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:30 PM

An atom has a mass number of 27 and 14 neutrons. what is the atomic number of this atom?

Here, mass number is 27 and there are 14 neutrons hence protons=27-14=13. In a neutral atom, number of protons=number of electrons.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:24 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:24 PM

Contain carbon atoms with four single, covalent bonds

Alkalines form this. (If that is what your ? is asking )

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:01 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:01 PM

Based on the information found in the periodic table how many protons are in the nucleus of one atom of neon

Your answer is 10, I hope this helped in anyway. :)

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 12:50 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 12:50 PM

Which atom is involved in giving your heart energy to beat?

I believe that the answer is Oxygen. Hope this helps. :) 

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 12:38 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 12:38 PM

How many atoms of phosphorus are represented in 2ca3(po4)2?

2Ca₃(PO₄)₂ contains 2 moles of phosphorus per mole, and there are 2 moles present. Therefore, there are a total of 4 moles of phosphorus present. Each mole contains 6.02 x 10²³ atoms. The atoms of phosphorus are:
6.02 x 10²³ x 4
= 2.408 x 10²⁴ atoms

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:26 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 01:26 AM