Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 273 - 278)Section 7.6 while completing this problem.Consider the following oxides: SO2, Y2O3, MgO, Cl2O, and N2O5. How many are expected to form acidic solutions in water?

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We are asked to identify the oxides that are expected to form acidic solutions in water.


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Metal oxides react with water to produce basic solutions.

Nonmetal oxides react with water to produce acidic solutions.

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You may want to reference (Pages 273 - 278)Section 7.6 while completing this problem.

Consider the following oxides: SO2, Y2O3, MgO, Cl2O, and N2O5. How many are expected to form acidic solutions in water?

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