Are noble gases considered bases?

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Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:44 am

Are noble gases considered bases?

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Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:44 am

No. Noble gases are mostly unreactive and do not act as bases.

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Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Sarah Spalding 3E » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:50 pm

Keep in mind, too, that noble gases rarely react with anything (as I understand it) and so you also will not find noble gases forming or breaking bonds very often.

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Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Nick Bazett 1F » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:53 pm

To be classified as an acid or a base, the element must give or receive electrons. Nobel gases typically do not engage.

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Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Shutong Hou_1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:40 pm

No, because they are unreactive, therefore unwilling to accept or donate electrons because they have already reached their octet. By the way, molecules don't have to be classified as either acid or base. And also remember that there are amphoteric molecules that could act as either acid or base depending on what substances they are reacting with.

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Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Caroline Zepecki » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:54 am

Technically no because it's so rare that noble gasses even engage with anything that they're considered inactive. The definition of a base is that it receives electrons.

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Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Kehlin Hayes 4C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:12 pm

No because Noble gases usually have their valence electrons filled and don't need to make any further bonds

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Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Abigail_Hagen2G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:44 pm

Noble gases are usually unreactive, so they're unlikely to give up electrons or accept them.

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Re: Are noble gases considered bases?

Postby Sadhana_Dicussion_4A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:14 pm

Noble gases have a complete octet so they are usually unreactive. Bases have to be either proton acceptors or electron pair donors so noble gases would not be considered bases.


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