Problem: An element forms a basic oxide with the formula XO and a hydride with the formula XH2. The hydride reacts with water to give hydrogen. The element X could bea) Nb) Oc) Kd) Ca

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An element forms a basic oxide with the formula XO and a hydride with the formula XH2. The hydride reacts with water to give hydrogen. The element X could be

a) N

b) O

c) K

d) Ca

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