Guest

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?

Grade:

1 Answers

askiitian.expert- chandra sekhar
10 Points
13 years ago

Hi Cindy,

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

Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

Provide a better Answer & Earn Cool Goodies See our forum point policy

ASK QUESTION

Get your questions answered by the expert for free