|Nov12-12, 02:00 AM||#1|
Redox trends of the first row transition metals
Hey, I'm having trouble understanding the trends of the oxidation states for the first row of the transition metals
-my prof said that Cu is the only metal that forms a stable +1 oxidation state. But, I've done a question in hmwrk that had Cu+1 as unstable with respect to disproportionation how can it be both stable and unstable?
-The frost diagram for the transition metals has all (except Cu) with negative 2+/3+ oxidation states. Does this mean that the oxidation reaction M(metal)⇔Mz+ +ze- is thermodynamically favoured as the reduction couple (slope of the line) is negative?
Thanks a lot!
|Nov12-12, 02:56 AM||#2|
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