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What is the most probable ion formed from oxygen?

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The most common ion that oxygen can form is the oxide ion. In this form, a single oxygen atom gains an electrical charge of negative 2 and can readily bond with most other elements to form an oxidized compound.

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What is the most probable ion formed from oxygen?
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Water is an abundant oxide which forms when two hydrogen atoms bond with an oxide ion. Another oxide ion compound that forms readily is ferric oxide, formed when 3 oxide ions bond with 2 iron (III) ions. This compound, in the presence of water, creates rust. Carbon can oxidize with one or two oxide ions forming carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

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