(Co(NH3)6)2+ and (Co(NO2)64+ ion are easily oxidizable why???

(Co(NH3)6)2+ and (Co(NO2)64+ ion are easily oxidizable why???

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Yuvraj Singh
askIITians Faculty 69 Points
one year ago
The complex ion[Co(NH3​)6​]+2is readily oxidized to[Co(NH3​)6​]+3. This is because although the ligands are the same in both the coordination complexes. But ln[Co(NH3​)o​]+2theCo+2has3d74soand ln[Co(NH3​)6​]+3theCo+3has3d64so. So, gain of electron i.e. oxidation takes place readily from[Co(NH3​)6​]2+to[Co(NH3​)6​]+3.

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