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Postby annikaying » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:54 pm

During lecture a lot of emphasize was placed on oxides and I was wondering what specifically oxides have to do with acids and bases?

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Re: oxides

Postby LNgo 1G » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:56 pm

Oxides are compounds that include one or more oxygen atom. They are important in acid/base reactions because the oxygen atom forms a bond with one of the hydrogen atoms in a water molecule to create OH- and this reaction is used to characterize bases.

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Re: oxides

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:30 pm

Oxides are generally strong bases, the O2- anion is a pretty powerful proton acceptor.

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Re: oxides

Postby DLee_1L » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:53 pm

So are NaO2 a d NaOH both count as oxides?

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