32. Lithium resemble magnesium in some of its properties. Mention two such properties and give reasons for this resemblance.


O22- represents a peroxide ion
O2- represents a superoxide ion
(i) Peroxide ion react with water to forms H2O2
O22-+2H2O2OH-+H2O2Hydrogenperoxide
(ii) Superoxide ion react with water to form H2O2 and O2
2O2-+2H2O2OH-+H2O2Hydrogenperoxide+O2