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Ella Bouris
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Postby Ella Bouris » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:37 pm

To determine if they are acidic, basic, or amphoteric, do you have to draw Lewis structures or is there another way to do it? For example, in the solutions manual it says that BaO is basic, but how do you tell?

Jessica Jones 2B
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Re: 12.17

Postby Jessica Jones 2B » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:50 pm

Metals in water form basic oxides
Nonmetals in water form acidic oxides
Metalloids + a few extra ones are amphoteric
Check out page 469 for these exceptions!

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