why calcium oxide is a lewis base/acid?why?

Asked by rpmtu | 13th May, 2015, 10:42: PM

Expert Answer:

Calcium oxide (CaO) , is a metal oxide. Like other metal oxides it is a basic oxide because it dissolves in water to form calcium hydroxide.

CaO (s) + H2O (l)Ca(OH)2 (aq)

Answered by Arvind Diwale | 14th May, 2015, 08:38: AM