why metal oxides are basic  in nature?

Metal oxides are basic in nature because they reacty with dil. acids to form salt and water. they also dissolve in water to form metal hydroxides which are alkaline in nature. these metal hydroxides release OH- ions, so they are basic.

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metal oxides contain OH- ions....therefore they are basic in nature.

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because they release OH- ions

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