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anisfekry

  • 2 years ago

what is the ionic charge for C, Si, Ge, Sn and Pb?...I'm confuse

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  1. cwrw238
    • 2 years ago
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    an atom of carbon has 4 electrons in its outermost shell so ionic charge is 4+ or 4-

  2. cwrw238
    • 2 years ago
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    Si is in same group as carbon so its also 4+ or 4- - i think these elements are all in same group ( group IV)

  3. cwrw238
    • 2 years ago
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    check the periodic table

  4. cwrw238
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    yup - all have same ionic charge

  5. anisfekry
    • 2 years ago
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    but isn't pb is 2+?

  6. cwrw238
    • 2 years ago
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    oh - well my chemistry is a bit rusty - long time ago - i'm sure about C, SI and Ge being 4 though ill check it out

  7. cwrw238
    • 2 years ago
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    ok ionic charge of lead is 2+ or 4+ - of course its not negative

  8. cwrw238
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    Sn is also 2+ or 4+ Pb is usually +2 whereas Sn is usually 4+

  9. cwrw238
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    germanium 4+

  10. anisfekry
    • 2 years ago
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    can one atom has 2 charge?

  11. cwrw238
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    C and Si both 4+ or 4-

  12. cwrw238
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    it depends on the compound it is in e.g. you can have SnCl2 and SnCl4

  13. cwrw238
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    Sn has charge 2+ in first compound and 4+ in the second

  14. cwrw238
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    carbon compounds with charges are very rare - carbon usually forms covalent bonds where electrons are shared

  15. cwrw238
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    ok?

  16. anisfekry
    • 2 years ago
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    oh i see thx a lot

  17. theimp
    • 2 years ago
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    The ionic charge of the element in question depends on it's oxidation state in the molecule it is part of. Since these elements are generally nonmetallic, they mostly form covalent bonds rather than ionic ones. However, if they do form ionic bonds the charges can vary from 2+ to 4+. Sn has 2 oxidation states, 2+ and 4+ depending on the molecule and Pb usually exists as 2+ The latter 2 act more as metals than nonmetals

  18. sriramkumar
    • 2 years ago
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    The solution is that they are all group 4 elements and are not completely metals or Non-metals. Hence they form Covalent bonds and hence they dont have ionic charges. but as the group decreases, ionic nature increase. so Pb and Sn have +2 and +4 states...

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