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To oxidize metal, first put two eggs in water, and boil for 10 minutes. Use dish soap to wash the metal, and then fully dry it. Drop the boiled eggs into a Ziploc bag, and crush them as small as possible; this releases sulfur. Place the metal in the crushed eggs, and se...


Metal oxides are not acidic. Most metal oxides are basic, and a few demonstrate traits of both acidic and basic compounds. Acidic oxides are formed by non-metals.


Clean oxidized metal by loosening buildup with sandpaper, soaking the metal in vinegar and lemon juice, and applying a baking soda paste to the area. You need fine grit sandpaper, a paper towel, a lemon, a bowl and a cotton ball. You also need baking soda, water, a cont...


The reaction between a metal oxide and an acid produces a salt and water. The resulting mixture is warm. The kind of salt produced is dependent on the specific acid used.


Oxidation is the reaction that occurs by adding oxygen to other materials, often in combination with water. Oxidation is commonly called rust, but this term technically only applies to iron. Oxidation can occur in a variety of substances besides metals, including food a...


When metal oxides are put into contact with water, they often, though not always, form metal hydroxides. The reaction depends on the element, the acidity of the metal oxide and on the physical state of the water.


Oxidation, in common parlance, is the process or product of a substance combining with oxygen. The oxidation process may be slow as when a hammer left outside overnight rusts (iron changing to iron oxide). A faster example of oxidation is when a cut apple or banana turn...