Sodium forms which types of oxides?


As Sodium is a metal, its oxides will be basic. Sodium forms metallic oxides which are basic.

Sodium oxide(Na2O)

Sodium oxide is an alkali metal oxide with the chemical formula Na2O. Two sodium cations and one oxygen anion make up sodium oxide molecules. Na2O molecules feature two sodium-oxygen ionic bonds.

Uses of Na2O

Sodium oxide is a chemical that is used in the production of glass and ceramics. It’s also used to make sodium hydroxide, which is generated by mixing water with anhydrous sodium oxide.


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