Reactions of Acids, Bases and Oxides

Reactions of Acids, Bases and Oxides

The reactions of acids, bases, and oxides can be summarized by a few main points. The first thing is: Acids react with metals. Now, if the metal is above hydrogen in the activity series, then a single replacement reaction will occur and hydrogen gas will be produced.

The second point is that acids react with metal oxides. Now, the metal oxides are either basic or amphoteric. The metal oxide acts as the base and the products are a salt and water. The third point is acids react with carbonates. When they react to the carbonates, they form a salt, water, and carbon dioxide (CO_2).

The fourth point is hydroxides react with non-metal oxides. Here, they form salt, or a salt and water. Those are the results of hydroxides reacting with non-metal oxides. Now, the fifth and final point is metal oxides react with non-metal oxides.

Here, they form salts. The salts might be metal carbonates, phosphates, or sulfates, but the point is that you have metal oxides reacting with the opposite non-metal oxide. These are five main points that pretty much summarize the reactions of acids bases and oxides.



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