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Grade: 10

                        

Though both sodium oxide and mercury oxide are metal oxides, sodium oxide is called alkali but mercury oxide not.Why/?

10 months ago

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Arun
25768 Points
							
Sodium metal discharged at the cathode combines with mercury to form sodium amalgam. ... Calcium oxide is a white amorphous solid. ... This process is called slaking of lime.
10 months ago
Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty
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							Dear student

Alkali term basically comes with association of alkali metals which group 1 metals are, where as Hg is categorised as heavy metal

Regards
10 months ago
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