d-block elements

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d-block elements

Postby 304922790 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:08 pm

During the lecture Lavelle stated that d-block elements form cations with different oxidation numbers. My question is how do you find the oxidation numbers and what does it mean?

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Re: d-block elements

Postby Wenxin Fan 1J » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:50 am

D block elements are transition metals which do not always have the same oxidation number. The oxidation number will usually be specified. Sometimes +2 or +1 will be written, but the oxidation number can also be shown in a compound name, usually in Roman numerals. There are a few exceptions that always have the same oxidation number. For example, zinc will always be +2.

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