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Oxides of main group elements

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:56 pm
by Diana_Diep2I
Are oxides of main group elements considered bases? Or do they have to react with water to form bases/acids? For example, Na2O has to react with H2O to form NaOH. Is Na2O considered a base? Or is it the NaOH?

Re: Oxides of main group elements

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:57 pm
by Benjamin Feng 1B
Yes, both are considered bases. Most metal oxides and hydroxides are considered bases.

Re: Oxides of main group elements

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:22 pm
by Osvaldo SanchezF -1H
Both are considered bases but using reaction of the molecule with water solidifies why it is a base and anything with a hydroxide is a base.