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  2. Nov 14, 2014 · Why are metal oxides basic and non-metals' acidic or neutral. Recently I came across the fact: Metal oxides basic and non-metals' acidic or neutral. Metal oxides or OX2X− O X 2 X − forms OHX− O H X − after hydrolysis in the following reaction so metal oxides are basic in aqeous solutions.

  3. › wiki › NonmetalNonmetal - Wikipedia

    23 hours ago · While compounds of metals tend to be basic in nature those of nonmetals tend to be acidic. Hydrogen and helium, which are nonmetals, together constitute about 99% of the observable ordinary matter in the universe by mass.

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    23 hours ago · It is an extremely reactive element and a strong oxidising agent: among the elements, it has the highest electron affinity and the third-highest electronegativity on the revised Pauling scale, behind only oxygen and fluorine.

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  5. Nov 1, 2013 · Metal oxides that dissolve in water react with water to form basic solutions. BaO (s) + H 2 O(l) ---> Ba 2+ (aq) + 2 OH - (aq) Nonmetal oxides react with water to from acidic solutions.

  6. › wiki › ChalcogenChalcogen - Wikipedia

    23 hours ago · The chalcogens (ore forming) ( / ˈkælkədʒənz / KAL-kə-jənz) are the chemical elements in group 16 of the periodic table. This group is also known as the oxygen family. Group 16 consists of the elements oxygen (O), sulfur (S), selenium (Se), tellurium (Te), and the radioactive elements polonium (Po) and livermorium (Lv). [1]

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