What is the nature of the following oxides: a)MgO (b)So2 justify your answer with reason whether it is basic/acidic

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Magnesium oxide (MgO) is a base and not an acid. Magnesium is a metal and like most of the metals, it form basic oxides. When magnesium oxide reacts with water the following reaction takes place:

 SO2 are acidic in nature because this oxide on dissolving in water give acids as product.

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