Recall: An acid-base reaction is also called a neutralization reaction. An acid and a base reacts together, forming a salt and water.
On the other hand, oxidation-reduction reactions involve a change in the oxidation states of the reactants.
For the reaction K3P(s) + 2 O2(g) ⟶ K3PO4(s), we can see that water isn't formed, which means this isn't an acid-base reaction. To confirm, we can check the oxidation states of the reactants vs. oxidation states of the products.
Classify the following as acid-base reactions or oxidation-reduction reactions:
(e) K3P(s) + 2O2(g) ⟶ K3PO4(s)
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