Problem: Arrange the following in order of decreasing basicity. MgO, Cs2O, Cl2O7, SnO2, P4O10 Cl2O7 > P4O10 > SnO2 > Cs2O > MgO Cs2O > SnO2 > MgO > P4O10 > Cl2O7 MgO > Cs2O > SnO2 > P4O10 > Cl2O7Cs2O > MgO > SnO2 > P4O10 > Cl2O7 MgO > Cs2O > P4O10 > SnO2 > Cl2O7

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metal oxides → create bases when hydrated by water

nonmetal oxide → create acids when hydrated by water


more metallic → more basic in character

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Arrange the following in order of decreasing basicity. MgO, Cs2O, Cl2O7, SnO2, P4O10 

Cl2O7 > P4O10 > SnO2 > Cs2O > MgO 

Cs2O > SnO2 > MgO > P4O10 > Cl2O7 

MgO > Cs2O > SnO2 > P4O10 > Cl2O7

Cs2O > MgO > SnO2 > P4O10 > Cl2O7 

MgO > Cs2O > P4O10 > SnO2 > Cl2O7

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