Oxygen Composed Compounds
Oxides are chemical compounds formed when oxygen combines with other elements. They can be classified into acidic, basic, or amphoteric oxides based on their chemical properties. Acidic oxides react with water to form acidic solutions, while basic oxides form basic solutions. Amphoteric oxides can exhibit both acidic and basic properties depending on the conditions. Common examples include carbon dioxide (CO2), which can form an acidic solution when dissolved in water, and calcium oxide (CaO), known as quicklime, which reacts with water to produce a basic solution. Oxides have a broad range of applications, from industrial uses like in metal smelting to everyday applications like in building materials, as well as playing essential roles in biological and environmental systems.