Lesson Plan: Reactions of Oxides Chemistry

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe and write equations for the reactions of oxides.


Students will be able to

  • understand that an oxide is a compound that contains oxygen and another element,
  • identify and understand whether an oxide is basic or acidic based on whether it is a metal or nonmetal oxide,
  • understand the term amphoteric and therefore what an amphoteric oxide is based on its reaction with acids and bases,
  • identify and understand neutral oxides, based on their lack of reaction with acids or bases,
  • write chemical equations for the reaction of oxides with acids,
  • identify the acid used from the products of a given chemical reaction,
  • describe pH tests to determine if an oxide is acidic or basic,
  • identify the order of reactivity of elements using their reaction with oxygen.


Students should already be familiar with

  • acidity and basicity,
  • pH,
  • chemical formulas and naming compounds.


Students will not cover

  • electrolysis,
  • compound oxides.

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