. What are amphoteric oxides

 Give two examples of amphoteric oxides.

Best Answer


Amphoteric Oxides: 

Compounds of oxygen with metals or non-metals are called oxides. 

The metal oxides that react with both acids and bases to create salt and water or the oxides that behave as both acidic and basic oxides are known as amphoteric oxides.

These oxides undergo a neutralization reaction as they react with acid demonstrating basic property and with bases demonstrating acidic property.

Elements of the groups lying towards the middle of the periodic table are generally found to be amphoteric in nature.


Final Answer:

Amphoteric oxides are oxides showing both acidic and basic character. Two examples of amphoteric oxides are ZnO and A12O3.


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