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I have read that Sn2+ is more less stable than Sn4+. Why is this so? several books say that it is due to inert pair effect. How?

I have read that Sn2+ is more less stable than Sn4+. Why is this so? several books say that it is due to inert pair effect. How?

Grade:9

1 Answers

ruchi yadav
askIITians Faculty 27 Points
7 years ago

THIS IS DUE TO INERT PAIR EFFECT

INERT PAIR EFFECT IS THERMODYANAMICALLY UNFAVOURED EXCITATION OF 6P ORBITAL ELECTRONS THIS IS APPLICABLE FOR OTHER ATOMS OF 6P SERIES LIKE PB ETC

THIS IS DUE TO LESS SCREENINNG ABILITY OF F ORBITAL.

Thanks
Ruchi
Askiitians Faculty

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