why zinc oxide is considered as amphoteric oxide

why zinc oxide is considered amphoteric oxide?

Zinc oxide is considered amphoteric oxide because it reacts with both acids and bases to form salts.

ZnO   +   2HCl   →   ZnCl(  Zinc chloride)    +      H2O

2NaOH + ZnO  →  Na2ZnO2 (Sodium zincate)     +      H2O

why zinc oxide is considered amphoteric oxide?
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amphoteric is a compound that can react with acid and bases

amphoteric word is derived from a Greek in which the prefix Amphi- means both.

those  Metal oxides which can react with both acids and bases to produce salts is called as amphoteric oxides, for example, the metal which forms amphoteric oxide are beryllium, zinctinleadaluminium.

 

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