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Homework Help: Oxidation State of chromium

  1. Jul 5, 2008 #1
    The most common oxidation states of chromium are +2, +3, and +6, with +3 being the most stable. +1, +4 and +5 are rare.


    1. As given above, +2, +3, and +6 are stable, what are the possible reason of there oxidation state stability ?

    2. +3 was the most stable oxidation state of chromium, What is the possible rationale of +3 as being the most stable?

    3. +1, +4 and +5 are considered as rare oxidation state of chromium, What is the unlikely reason for that statement?

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  3. Jul 5, 2008 #2


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    Think in terms of electron configuration and crystal (or ligand) field. And it won't hurt if you will try to find some anwers on your own, before asking question.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2008
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