Mon March 03, 2008 By:

Do nitrogen and oxygen form basic oxides? If yes then pls name them!

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Tue March 04, 2008

Nitrogen oxides are acidic in nature. Acidic strength increases as the oxidation number increases.

N2O5> N2O4>N20 in N2O5 the  oxidation number is +5, N2O4 +3 and in N20 +1

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