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#1 jambo david

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:02 PM

I know this is a pretty simply thing but I'm just slightly confused. How do you know whether something forms an acid or a base? unsure.gif

Sodium Hydroxide Solution + Aluminium Oxide --> Sodium Aluminate Solution

State whether aluminium oxide is behaving as an acidic oxide or as a basic oxide in this reaction sad.gif

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:39 AM

mmm I'm not sure, but since it is reacting with an alkali, I would say acidic oxide
Probably better to wait for an expert to come along and explain tho tongue.gif
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:49 AM

Something will act as an acid when it donates (gives up) H+ ions and something will act as a alkaline if it is a proton acceptor - ie. it picks up H+ ions.





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