General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0132064529
ISBN 13: 978-0-13206-452-1

Chapter 21 - Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements I: Groups 1, 2, 13, and 14 - 21-5 Concept Assessment - Page 938: 21-5


Heating the group 2 carbonates $\left(\mathrm{MCO}_{3}\right)$ results in the formation of the corresponding oxide (MCO) except $\mathrm{Be}$. One method, however, for preparing BeO is to burn $\mathrm{Be}(\mathrm{s})$ in $\mathrm{O}_{2}$.

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