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Nitrogen is a compound that does not show pentavalency but then in dinitrogen pentoxide, it shows an oxidation state of +5, how is that possible? Does that have anything to do with the definition of oxidation state and valency, i mean the difference in their meaning?

Nitrogen is a compound that does not show pentavalency but then in dinitrogen pentoxide, it shows an oxidation state of +5, how is that possible? Does that have anything to do with the definition of oxidation state and valency, i mean the difference in their meaning?

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askiitian.expert- chandra sekhar
10 Points
11 years ago

Hi Cindy,

yes there is a difference between oxidation state and valency....

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