Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Why Do Actinoids Show a Wide Range of Oxidation States? - Chemistry

Why do actinoids show a wide range of oxidation states?

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Solution

In actinoids, the 5f, 6d and 7s shells are present. These three shells are of comparable energies, therefore, electrons can be removed from these shells. This gives rise of variable oxidation states in actinoids.

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