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CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

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CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Al(OH)3 is insoluble in water. It dissolves in concentrated NaOH solution.

A balanced ionic equation for this reaction has to be written

The type of reaction has to be mentioned

Concept Information:

Oxides of metals and non-metals may be,

Acidic-exhibits acidic character

Basic-exhibits basic character

Amphoteric-exhibits both acidic and basic  character

Neutral-does not exhibit any of the acidic or basic character

Metal hydroxides:

Except Be(OH)2 , all the alkali and alkaline earth metals are basic.

Hydroxides like  Be(OH)2,Sn(OH)2,Pb(OH)2etc are amphoteric.

Most of the amhoteric hydroxides are insoluble except Be(OH)2andAl(OH)3 which reacts with both acids and bases

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