Characteristic of Periods: Nature of Oxides
The oxides of metals are basic, while those of non-metals are acidic. On moving from the left to the right in a period, the metallic character of the elements decreases, while the non-metallic character increases. The nature of the oxides of metals is basic, while that of non-metals is acidic.
Duration: 3 min
Series: Periodic Classification of Elements
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