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Ionization energy and bonding

  1. Sep 28, 2004 #1
    When metal oxides react with water, the oxygen generally ends up as the hydroxide ion, separate from the metal. In contrast, when nonmetallic oxides react with water, the oxygen ends up as part of the nonmetals species. What connection is there between this contrasting behaviour of metal and nonmetal oxides and ionization energies?

    I know that the metal oxides dissociate because they are their bonds are polar, since ionic. As well the nonmetal oxides are not polar which is why they do not dissociate. But im wondering how can i use ionization energy to explain this? please help
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