Oxidation state

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Oxidation state

Postby Gwynneth Orlino 1B » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:51 pm

How do you find the oxidation state of the compound [Pt(H2NCH2CH2NH2)2 Cl2]?

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Re: Oxidation state

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:40 pm

I think you are asking about the oxidation state of the metal cation in the coordinate compound. The overall charge of this compound is 0 or neutral, so we know that whatever charges each of the species inside the coordination sphere contains cancels out overall. We have Pt coordinated to four ligands here: 2 ethylenediamine molecules and 2 chloride ions. En is neutral while each chloride has a charge of -1, for a charge of -2 for both of them. The whole compound is neutral so we know the charge of the Pt must cancel out the charges of the Chlorides. Thus, Pt must have a charge of +2, meaning it has an oxidation state of (II) in this molecule


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