Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    Hi all,

    I am studying chemistry and have been struggling with working out whether beryllium can actually form a hydroxide as my notes and 'internet searching' do not seem to match up, with lots of contradicting info.

    I was under the impression that beryllium oxide does react with water to form Be(OH)2, but I have read that this is not the case; which I can only deduce from the oxidation layer formed on the surface of Be in water?

    Can someone point me in the right direction to fully understand the process?

    Appreciate any help,


    Name:  1C56D68D-8DB0-4564-81B8-C727513978E6.jpg.jpeg
Views: 15
Size:  20.0 KB
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
How are you feeling about your exams?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.