Oxide FAQs:

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oxides carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide?

A: Yes.

Q: Is oxide basic—when hydrated?

A: Yes, and it forms sodium hydroxide.

Q: Are oxides rare?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Is oxide copper oxide and not copper oxide?

A: Yes.

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.