Determine the type of bonding is formed between sodium and oxygen?

1 Answer
Feb 23, 2018

An ionic bond is formed


An ionic bond is formed because sodium is a part of the Alkali metals and Oxygen is a non-metal and a gas.

Remember: Metal + Non-Metal = Ionic Bond

Therefore the bond between Sodium and Oxygen is an ionic bond since a Metal is bonded chemically with a Non-Metal

4Na + O2 → 2Na2O (s) OR Na + O2 → NaO2 (s).