1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Chromium Oxidation State

  1. Dec 17, 2007 #1
    I am working out a reaction and I was wondering if someone could tell me which oxidation state of chromium should be used?

    Cr(s) + AgNO3(aq) -> Cr(NO3)?(aq) + Ag(s)

    Do I use Chromium (II) Nitrate or Chromium (III) Nitrate? How do I know which one to use?

    If anyone could help explain which oxidation state of Chromium is correct, I would really appreciate it!

  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 17, 2007 #2

  4. Dec 17, 2007 #3
    Thanks rocophysics!!

    So, if you aren't given the oxidation state, always use the most stable oxidation state?

    Is this a rule?
  5. Dec 20, 2007 #4


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Yes. If there is no way to determine which oxidation state is involved in the given reaction, pick the most stable one (under the conditions).
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Chromium Oxidation State
  1. Find oxidation state (Replies: 3)

  2. Oxidation state of Ni (Replies: 0)