2Mg+O2 gives 2MgO. In this reaction, explain the experiment that you conduct to decide the product as a basic oxide.

The experiment that is conducted is as follows:

  • Take MgO and dissolve it in water.
  • When a red litmus paper is dipped in it, it turns blue. This indicates that it is either alkaline or basic in nature.

The other way to identify if the solution is acidic or basic in nature is to when the solution reacts to give salt and water, the solution is considered to be acidic in nature.

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