Can metalloids be called as amphoteric elements

Asked by lovemaan5500 | 5th Jan, 2018, 04:43: PM

Expert Answer:

Elements those are showing both metal and nonmetallic character are known as a metalloid and their oxides are amphoteric.
 
In general, metal oxides are basic while nonmetal oxides are acidic. 
And oxides made with the elements are known as metalloids (B, Si, Ge, As, Sb, Te, and Po) can be acidic or basic depending on their environment; in other words, they are amphoteric.

Answered by Ramandeep | 6th Jan, 2018, 03:04: PM