Problem: Classify these oxides as acidic, basic, amphoteric, or neutral. 1) SrO 2) SnO2 3) Al2O3 4) CO 5) NO 6) As2O5 7) K2O 8) Cl2O7

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To classify these oxides as acidic, basic, amphoteric, or neutral.


Recall:

  • acidic
    • oxides of most nonmetals
    • reacts with water to form acids
  • basic
    • oxides of metals
    • reacts with water to form bases
  • amphoteric
    • acts as either an acid or base
    • oxides of late d-block elements or early p-block elements
  • neutral
    • does not react with acids or bases to form salts


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Classify these oxides as acidic, basic, amphoteric, or neutral.

 1) SrO

 2) SnO2

 3) Al2O3

 4) CO

 5) NO

 6) As2O5

 7) K2O

 8) Cl2O7

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