Which of following element will form a basic oxide if reacted with oxygen

1.sulphur 2.phosphorus 3.magnesium 4.carbon

Magnesium, as it is a metal and metals react with oxygen to form mettalic oxides which are basic in nature.

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magnesium

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3. magnesiumwill form a basic oxide if reacted with oxygen..

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Metals react with Oxygen to form metal oxides. So, 3. Magnesium is correct. Magnesium ribbon when burnt, gives magnesium oxide. Burning takes place due to presence of Oxygen, therefoore burning of Magnesium Ribbon is considered.

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