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Postby Alex Leve 3F » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:02 pm

In problem 2.71, in discussing the cause of diagonal relationships, the solutions manual says "the lower-right element in the pair would generally be larger because it lies in a higher period, but it also will have a higher oxidation state." Can someone explain what oxidation state means here?

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Re: 2.71

Postby vicenteruelos3 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:23 pm

oxidation state is referring to the charge. a plus 4 charge is at a higher oxidation state than a plus 3 charge

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