Transition Metals

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Transition Metals

Postby rkusampudi » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:07 pm

Because the transition metals have variable oxidation states, which ones are we expected to memorize or will they be given?

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Re: Transition Metals

Postby Audrey Goodman 1F » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:10 pm

Often times you can tell their oxidation states based off what other elements are in the compound. For example, in the example in the lecture, we see that permanganate is MnO4-. Since we know that oxygen is -2, we can tell that Mn is +7 by looking at the overall charge and number of oxygen elements.

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Re: Transition Metals

Postby Jasmine Wu 1L » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:24 pm

For transition metals: uncombined elements have an oxidation state of zero. The oxidation state for ions equals the charge of the ion, and for neutral compounds it equals zero.

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Re: Transition Metals

Postby Christina Bedrosian 1B » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:25 pm

you basically need to rely on the other element in the compound as Audrey said to determine the oxidation state in that situation

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Re: Transition Metals

Postby 404995677 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:12 pm

Why is the oxidation state for an combined transition metal zero?

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