Basicity refers to the measure of a chemical compound’s ability to accept protons. Basic elements tend to share their free electron pair.


Amphoteric elements have different properties and can form both basic and acidic compounds.

strongly basic

Elements react strongly basic.

slightly acidic

Elements react slightly acidic.

strongly acidic

Elements react strongly acidic.

moderately basic

Elements react moderately basic.

slightly basic

Elements react slightly basic.


Elements are not reactive, so under standard conditions they react neither basic nor acidic.


Elements react basic.