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Periodic Table Trends - Reactions of Metals and Non Metals in Water

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1a) Does the reaction of a main-group non metal oxide in water produce an acidic or a basic solution?
Write a balanced equation for the reaction of an upper Group 16 nonmetal oxide with water

1b) Does the reaction of a main-group metal oxide in water produce an acidic or a basic solution?
Write a balanced equation for the reaction of a Group 2 (except Be) metal oxide with water.

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Nonmetal oxides produce acid when they are mixed with water. A good example is acid rain is ...

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This solution provides a brief answer to whether metal or nonmetal oxides produce an acid or base when mixed with water, as well as demonstrates a balanced chemical equation as an example of each.

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