What is the difference between the hydroxides of non-metals, and the hydroxides of metals?

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Jan 15, 2018

Answer:

Well, usually non-metal hydroxides are ACIDS....

Explanation:

And the hydroxides of metals are usually bases...

And a few oxo-acids are #(HO)_2S(=O)_2#, #(HO)_3P=O#, #HOstackrel+N(=O)O^(-)#, and #(O=)_3ClOH#...what are the conventional names of these acids? On the other hand, when a less electron-rich metal forms an hydroxide, electron density is not polarized away from the #O-H# bond...which remains intact, and, in solution gives #""^(-)OH# ions...