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Question

The oxidation number of cobalt in K[Co(CO)4] is

(i) +1

(ii) +3

(iii) −1

(iv) −3

Solution

We know that CO is a neutral ligand and K carries a charge of +1.

Therefore, the complex can be written as K+[Co(CO)4]. Therefore, the oxidation number of Co in the given complex is −1.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 9: Coordinate Compounds
Q: 30 | Page no. 259
Solution The oxidation number of cobalt in K[Co(CO)4] is -1 Concept: Nomenclature of Coordination Compounds - Naming of Mononuclear Coordination Compounds.
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