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The elements of 3d transition series are given as: Sc Ti V Cr Mn Fe Co Answer the following: Write the element which shows maximum number of oxidation states. Give reason. - Chemistry

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The elements of 3d transition series are given as: Sc Ti V Cr Mn Fe Co

Answer the following: Write the element which shows maximum number of oxidation states. Give reason.

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Solution

Mn shows the maximum oxidation state of +7. Mn (3d54s2) has half-filled d orbitals and can lose all seven valence electrons.

Concept: General Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block)
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