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How do you find the charge of hydroxide?

Last Updated: 27th February, 2020

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When water ionizes one of the hydrogen atomsabscondswith itself and leaves it's electron behind, giving usthehydroxide ion. The extra electron gives hydroxideanet charge of -1. The brackets indicate that this is anion,charge is denoted at top right.

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Accordingly, what is the formula of hydroxide?

OH−

Also Know, how do you find the formal charge? The formal charge is determined by thevalenceelectrons (VE), nonbonding electrons (NE), and bondingelectrons(BE) in the following formula: By calculating theformalcharge of each atom in a molecule, we can determinethe overallcharge of the molecule.

Also to know is, what is the charge for the hydroxide ion in NaOH?

The formula for hydroxide is OH-. Inthiscompound, oxygen bonds with hydrogen by sharingtwoelectrons. Hydroxide carries a negativechargebecause it has gained an electron.

How many electrons are in a hydroxide ion?

10 electrons

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