Give examples of oxides that are neutral and acidic oxide.

Oxides of elements placed in the centre of the periodic table are amphoteric or neutral (e.g. CO, NO, N2O).SiO2 is slightly acidic.

Types of oxides

  • Acidic oxide: Oxides of non-metals.
Example : SO2,CO2,SO3
  • Basic oxides: These are oxides of metals

CaO, MgO, Na2O

  • Amphoteric oxides: Oxides shows both basic and acidic properties.
Example: ZnO, Al2O3
  • Neutral oxides: Shows neither acidic nor basic properties
Example; N2O, NO, CO

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