Question
Thu March 25, 2010 By: Learn Xxx

what are metalloids?what kind of oxides do they form?

Expert Reply
Thu March 25, 2010

Elements which show properties of both metals and non- metals are called metalloids.

They can form any type of oxides which depends on many factors which you will study in higher classes like oxidation state etc.

Examples:

Silicon and germanium oxides ar acidic.

arsenic and antimony oxides are amphoteric

 

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