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Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:44 am
by Chem_Mod
Are noble gases considered bases?

Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:44 am
by Chem_Mod
No. Noble gases are mostly unreactive and do not act as bases.

Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:50 pm
by Sarah Spalding 3E
Keep in mind, too, that noble gases rarely react with anything (as I understand it) and so you also will not find noble gases forming or breaking bonds very often.

Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:53 pm
by Nick Bazett 1F
To be classified as an acid or a base, the element must give or receive electrons. Nobel gases typically do not engage.

Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:40 pm
by Shutong Hou_1F
No, because they are unreactive, therefore unwilling to accept or donate electrons because they have already reached their octet. By the way, molecules don't have to be classified as either acid or base. And also remember that there are amphoteric molecules that could act as either acid or base depending on what substances they are reacting with.

Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:54 am
by Caroline Zepecki
Technically no because it's so rare that noble gasses even engage with anything that they're considered inactive. The definition of a base is that it receives electrons.

Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:12 pm
by Kehlin Hayes 4C
No because Noble gases usually have their valence electrons filled and don't need to make any further bonds

Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:44 pm
by Abigail_Hagen2G
Noble gases are usually unreactive, so they're unlikely to give up electrons or accept them.

Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:14 pm
by Sadhana_Dicussion_4A
Noble gases have a complete octet so they are usually unreactive. Bases have to be either proton acceptors or electron pair donors so noble gases would not be considered bases.