Problem: The most acidic oxides are formed from elements found in the _________ region of the periodic table.A. upper rightB. upper leftC. centerD. lower rightE. lower left

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As the elements become less metallic across a period (smaller size and higher IE) →their oxides become more acidic

Recall that the trend for metallic character is as follows: it decreases from left to right and increases down a period in the periodic table.

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The most acidic oxides are formed from elements found in the _________ region of the periodic table.

A. upper right

B. upper left

C. center

D. lower right

E. lower left

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