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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6 years ago
amphoreric oxides are oxides which acts both as an acid or a base under different conditions.i.e they have both acidic and basic properties.eg they can turn red litmus paper blue and blue litmus paper red.it is exhibited by some transition metals,and other metals like tin,gold,silver,aluminium,lead etc.when they react with oxygen.therefore,C is d ansa.
5 years ago
Zinc oxide is represented with the formula (zno).it has the ability to bahave as an acid and as well as a base therefore it is an amphoreric oxide.another example of amphoteric oxide is aluminium oxide.
6 years ago
yah its 2ru cos it exist b/t d acidic nd basic ppt,it also a transition metal.
1 year ago
yes option c is correct
10 months ago
Zinc oxide is ZnO and it is amphoteric because it has both acidic and basic properties (Amphoteric oxides are oxides that has both acidic and basic properties). Oxides of transition metals result to Amphoteric oxides.
5 months ago
Amphoteric oxides are oxides of metals which behave both as basic oxides and acidic oxides (the cab react with both acid anf alkalis to form salts and water only, e.g aluminium, zinc, lead and tin, so Amphoteric oxide is the correct answer
7 years ago
Amphoteric oxides cn reacts as both acidic and basic oxides.such oxides av both acidic nd basic ppties.
6 years ago
Yea it's amphoteric oxide coz it has a dual xtics of basic and acdic oxides
1 year ago
Zinc oxide (ZnO) as a transparent conducting oxide (TCO) is an n-type II鈥揤I semiconductor and has a wide direct band gap of about 3.37 eV [1] at room temperature. There is considerable interest in ZnO because of its high optical transparency, good conductivity for doped ZnO and low production costs.
6 years ago
sir,it only acts as either an acid or base under separate conditions.it does not react with acids nor base.
Hudu Mohammed
1 year ago
Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula ZnO. ZnO is a white powder that is insoluble in water, and it is widely used as an additive in numerous materials and products including rubbers, plastics, ceramics, glass, cement, lubricants, paints, ointments, adhesives, sealants, pigments, foods, batteries.
4 years ago
Here is an explanation:

Definition: An amphoteric oxide is an oxide

that can act as either an acid or base in a


Examples: Al O is an amphoteric oxide.

When reacted with HCl, it acts as a base to

form the salt AlCl . When reacted with

NaOH, it acts as an acid to form NaAlO .

Typically, oxides of medium

electronegativity are amphoteric.

REF: Check: Chemistry 101 for more knowledge
4 years ago
ye all re right
2 weeks ago
C because it react both in base and acid oxide
5 years ago
it is an amphoteric oxide bcos it can acts both as a basic oxide and an acidic oxide

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Amphoteric oxides cn reacts as both acidic and basic oxides.such oxides av both acidic nd basic ppties.
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