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(B) What Happens When Bases React with Non-metal Oxides? Explain with the Help of an Example. What Does this Reaction Tell Us About the Nature of Non-metal Oxides? - Science

What happens when bases react with non-metal oxides? Explain with the help of an example. What does this reaction tell us about the nature of non-metal oxides?

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Bases react with non-metal oxides to form a salt and water.
         Bases + Non-metal oxides  Salt + Water
             2NaOH(aq) + CO2 (g) → Na2 CO3 (aq) + H2O (l) 
Here, sodium hydroxide (base) reacts with carbon dioxide (non-metal oxide) to give sodium carbonate (salt) and water.
This reaction shows that non-metal oxides are acidic in nature.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 2 Acids, Bases and Salts
Q 38.2 | Page 81
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