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which of the following compounds show both positive as well as negative oxidation state? Cesium, flourine, iodine, xenon

which of the following compounds show both positive as well as negative oxidation state?
Cesium, flourine, iodine, xenon

Grade:12

2 Answers

Umakant biswal
5359 Points
4 years ago
dear subham 
generally , +ve oxidation state are shown byt the metals , and -ve oxidation states are shown by the non metals . but there are some limitation . 
so, here iodine will turns out to be the correct answer , 
HOPE IT CLEARS 
REGARDS 
Suraj Singh
148 Points
4 years ago
The correct answer is iodine as here fluorine is highly electronegative and Cs is highly electropositive so they can`t show any other Oxidation number except 1.. And xenon always prefer loss of electron hence the left option is iodine for eg ICl and HI... Hope U like it

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