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Zinc Oxide is a

Zinc Oxide is a
  • A. Basic Oxide
  • B. Acidic Oxide
  • C. Amphoteric Oxide
  • D. Neutral Oxide
  • E. Reactive Oxide
Correct Answer: Option C
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Mutihat Opeyemi
5 months ago
Zinc oxide is an amphoteric oxide because it can react with both acids and alkali
stephenbabs
4 years ago
the zinc oxide is amphoteric because it has both the acidic and basic properties
W. Pastore
6 years ago
how is zinc oxide be an amphoteric oxide
princede
6 years ago
Amphoteric oxides are simply oxides of some metals that possess both the properties of acidic and basic oxides under different conditions instead of the usual properties of basic oxides.
Ramwab94
6 years ago
Yeah guys... All and sundry is right. C is the correct answer cos ZnO is one of the amphoteric oxide which possess the ability to behave like an ACID or ALKALI
NOBLE JOHNSON
6 years ago
The option is totally correct
plendour
3 years ago
Here is an explanation:

C is correcte
Saminu D Yaro
1 year ago
Option C Thats X Amphoteric Oxide It Acts Both On Acid And Base
Omono
5 months ago
This is because zinc will react with both bases and acids to give salts and water only as the product
lotannaeze
6 years ago
yes it is amphoteric oxide bcs it exhibit both acidic and alkaline property
isaacmayor
4 years ago
u re right
Rukky008
2 years ago
Here is an explanation:

zinc oxide is an amphoteric oxide because in reaction, it possesses the property of a basic and acid oxide eg in reaction with HCl(aq) it behaves like an acidic oxide while in reaction with NaOH(aq) it behaves like a basic oxide

REF: check new system chemistry,page 108 section 11.9
kunlay afeez
2 years ago
amphoteric oxide
Mikelpete80
3 years ago
Here is an explanation:

Zinc oxide is an amphoteric oxide. It is nearly insoluble in water, but it is soluble in (degraded by) most acids, such as hydrochloric acid....

An amphoteric compound is a molecule or ion that can react both as an acid as well as a base

REF: Check Wikipedia the free encyclopedia, "Amphoterism"
Rukky008
2 years ago
amphoteric oxides react with acids and bases to form salt and water ONLY when ZnO reacts with an acid eg HCl(aq) it forms ZnCl2(aq) and H2O(l) and when it reacts with a base eg NaOH(aq) it produces sodiun zincate and water. in the two rxn it produced salt and water only hence ZnO i s an amphoteric oxide.

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