Identifying Oxides as Acidic or Basic (12.17)

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Identifying Oxides as Acidic or Basic (12.17)

Postby MCracchiolo 1C » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:14 pm

What is the key to knowing if an oxide is acidic or basic?

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Re: Identifying Oxides as Acidic or Basic (12.17)

Postby Jessica Beroukhim 3K » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:46 pm

From the textbook, pg 469: "Metals form basic oxides, nonmetals form acidic oxides; the elements on a diagonal line from beryllium toward polonium and several d-block metals form amphoteric oxides."


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