does nonmetal react with with acid?

Asked by kriscisf | 11th Dec, 2008, 10:17: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes non metals can react with the acids.

Reaction with non-metallic elements, with the exception of silicon and halogens, usually oxidizes them to their highest oxidation states as acids with the formation of nitrogen dioxide for concentrated acid and nitric oxide for dilute acid.

C + 4HNO3 → CO2 + 4NO2 + 2H2O

or

3C + 4HNO3 → 3CO2 + 4NO + 2H2O

Answered by  | 15th Dec, 2008, 03:28: AM

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