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Out of Cr3+ and Mn3+, Which is a Stronger Oxidising Agent and Why? - Chemistry

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Out of Cr3+ and Mn3+, which is a stronger oxidising agent and why?

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Out of Cr3+ and Mn3+, Mn3+ is a stronger oxidising agent because it has 4 electrons in its valence shell and when it gains one electron to form Mn2+, it results in the half-filled (d5) configuration that has extra stability.

Concept: Electronic Configurations of the D-block Elements
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