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Solution - How Would You Account for the Following? Transition Metals Exhibit Variable Oxidation States. - PUC Karnataka Science Class 12 - Chemistry

ConceptGeneral Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block)

Question

How would you account for the following? 

Transition metals exhibit variable oxidation states.

 

Solution

(i) The variable oxidation states of transition elements are due to the participation of ns and (n−1)d-electrons in bonding. Lower oxidation state is exhibited when ns-electrons take part in bonding. Higher oxidation states are exhibited when (n − 1) d-electrons take part in bonding.

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Solution for question: How Would You Account for the Following? Transition Metals Exhibit Variable Oxidation States. concept: null - General Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block). For the courses PUC Karnataka Science, CBSE (Science)
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