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all the hydrides except water possess reducing property but water why??

all the hydrides except water possess reducing property but water why??

Grade:12

1 Answers

Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
6 years ago
In chemistry, ahydrideis theanionofhydrogen, H−, or, more commonly, it is analloyor acompoundin which one or more hydrogen centres have nucleophilic, reducing, or basic properties.
. In compounds that are regarded as hydrides, hydrogen is bonded to a moreelectropositiveelement or group. Compounds containing hydrogen bonded to metals or metalloid may also be referred to as hydrides, even though in this case the hydrogen centres can have a protic[clarification needed]character. Almost all of the elements form binary compounds with hydrogen, the exceptions beingHe,Ne,Ar,Kr,Pm,Os,Ir,Rn,Fr,Ra

in the above question the reduction potential for oxygen is more as compared to hydrogen therefore the hydrogen does not get reduced in water

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