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Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:35 am
by RenuChepuru1L
how can you tell if an oxide is acidic, basic, or amphoteric

Re: 12.17

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:07 am
by Annie Lieu-1H
Typically, non metal oxides are acidic. Metal oxides are basic. And semi metal oxides are amphoteric. If you can't determine it from that, then it's always a safe bet to draw the Lewis Structure and see if there are any lone pairs available (base), if it's an incomplete octet (acid). If it could go for either, it's amphoteric.