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the true statement for the acids of phosphorus , H3PO2, H3PO3 and H3PO4 a) all of thm are reducing agents? b) the geometry of phosphorus is tetrahedral in all the three please explain completely

the true statement for the acids of phosphorus , H3PO2, H3PO3 and H3PO4


 


a) all of thm are reducing agents?


b) the geometry of phosphorus is tetrahedral in all the three


 


please explain completely

Grade:11

1 Answers

Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
6 years ago
(a)
H3PO4 is already fully oxidized; it cannot accept another oxygen atom, so cannot reduce something.thus amon these only H3PO2 and H3PO3 are reducing agent

(b)the geometry of phosphorus is tetrahedral in all three204-100_download.jpg

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