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Offline EddyBenzen122

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What does it mean when O^2: oxides hydrolyze water?
« on: September 04, 2021, 09:07:01 PM »
I came across this question in my textbook when I was learning about acids and bases but I don't know what oxides hydrolyze water means. So could you explain what that means and also a role that plays in acids or bases?

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Re: What does it mean when O^2: oxides hydrolyze water?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 03:23:56 AM »
As worded it looks a bit cryptic, was there any context? Is it an original English text, or have you translated it?

The only thing that I can think of is that the O2- anion present in some oxides can react with water producing OH-. I am not sure I would call it hydrolysis though.
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