Q. 63 E4.9( 7 Votes )

How do non-metals react with oxygen? Explain with an example. Give equation of the reaction involved. What is the nature of the product formed? How will you demonstrate it?

Answer :

Acidic oxide or neutral oxide are formed by the reaction of non-metal with oxygen. when carbon burns in air to form carbon dioxide then the nature of the product formed is acidic. For example when carbon dioxide dissolve in water it forms carbonic acid. when we dip a litmus paper in it turns the blue litmus blue to red. This shows the acidic behavior.

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