acidic, basic, and amphoteric oxides

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Noh_Jasmine_1J
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acidic, basic, and amphoteric oxides

Postby Noh_Jasmine_1J » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:24 pm

can someone explain what acidic, basic, and amphoteric oxides are? I didn't understand the book's definition of it

Lauryn Shinno 2H
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Re: acidic, basic, and amphoteric oxides

Postby Lauryn Shinno 2H » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:22 pm

I think amphoteric oxides have both basic and acidic character. For example, H20 can be both an acid and a base, meaning it can donate or accept electrons. They are found diagonally on the periodic table between the metals and the nonmetals near the metalloids.

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Re: acidic, basic, and amphoteric oxides

Postby Dimitri Speron 1C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:47 am

Acidic and basic oxides are just that, oxides that act as acids or bases. Acidic oxides are usually covalent compounds whereas basic oxides are typically metal oxides. The ones that fall in between, the metalloids, (with a bit of overlap and exceptions) are the amphoteric oxides that can act as either an acid or a base depending on what they are reacting with.


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