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In the highest oxidation states of the first five transition elements (Sc to Mn), all the 4s and 3d electrons are used for bonding

In the highest oxidation states of the first five transition elements (Sc to Mn), all the 4s and 3d electrons are used for bonding

Grade:12

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Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
6 years ago
Hello Student,
Highest oxidation state can be achieved only when electrons from both ns and (n-1)d orbitals participate in the bonding. High oxidation state means more electrons involved in bonding so the electrons from both sand p orbitals will be used

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