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Postby RenuChepuru1L » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:35 am

how can you tell if an oxide is acidic, basic, or amphoteric

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Postby Annie Lieu-1H » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:07 am

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.

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