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  • 4 years ago

Is there an easy way to keep track of the possible oxidation states of the transition metals?

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  1. eistein+newton+gallileo=_me
    • 4 years ago
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    ya the only way is to read the o-states given out in the books...they never change...i dont think theres another shortcut

  2. sgeos
    • 4 years ago
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    Harsh. Thanks.

  3. shankvee\
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    For some transition metals you can tell their oxidation states ny looking at outer electronic configuration Manganese for example has 4s2 3d5 outer config. It can lose the two s eletrons to form a 3d 5 system which is stable due to half filled stability. But yeah it is very tough to generalise so it is best learnt rote.

  4. sgeos
    • 4 years ago
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    Thank you much.

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