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Categorizing Substances
A Simplified Look 

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Classification

H ____________ (if the compound  has a hydrogen as the first element in the compoundís formula

Acid

______________OH (a hydroxide, not an alcohol)

Base

metal and oxygen atoms
metallic oxide

Basic anhydride

nonmetal and oxygen atoms nonmetallic oxide

Acidic anhydride

Metal/nonmetal ions
Ionic Compounds (except hydroxides, or oxides)

Salt

Salts can be acidic, basic or neutral

 
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