Oxides

Acidic oxides
React with bases to form salt and water only.
E.g. All Non-metallic oxides except the neutral oxides.

Basic oxides
React with acids to form salt and water only.
E.g. All metallic oxides except the amphoteric oxides.

Amphoteric oxides
React with acids and bases to form salt and water only.
E.g. zinc oxide, aluminium oxide, tin oxide, lead(II) oxide

Neutral oxides
Does not react with both acids and bases to form salt and water.
E.g. water, carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide.

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- Acids, bases and salts
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    1. Acidic oxides are those that react with bases. An example will be sulfur trioxide. It can react with magnesium oxide ( base) to form magnesium sulfate (salt)

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