Q: Are oxides polymeric? ¶
A: Yes, and some oxides are molecules.
Q: Were oxides named calxes or calces after the calcination process used to produce oxides? ¶
Q: Are oxides carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide? ¶
Q: Is oxide basic—when hydrated? ¶
A: Yes, and it forms sodium hydroxide.
Q: Are oxides rare? ¶
Q: Is oxide an acid anhydride? ¶
A: Yes, perchloric acid is its fully hydrated form.
Q: Are oxides named by adding the suffix -a to the element's name? ¶
Q: Is oxide copper oxide and not copper oxide? ¶
Q: Are oxides peroxide, O22−, and superoxide, O2−? ¶
A: Yes, In such species, oxygen is assigned higher oxidation states than oxide.
Q: Are oxides formed by elements near the boundary between metals and non-metals? ¶
A: Yes, This reactivity is the basis of many practical processes, such as the extraction of some metals from their ores in the process called hydrometallurgy.
Q: Is oxide a more complex molecular oxide with a deceptive name? ¶
A: Yes, and the real formula being P4O10.