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A friend tells you that the “neon” in neon signs is a compound of neon and aluminum. Can your friend be correct? Explain.

Chemistry: The Central Science | 14th Edition | ISBN: 9780134414232 | Authors: Theodore E. Brown; H. Eugene LeMay; Bruce E. Bursten; Catherine Murphy; Patrick Woodward; Matthew E. Stoltzfus ISBN: 9780134414232 1274

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Problem 22.3 A friend tells you that the “neon” in neon signs is a compound of neon and aluminum. Can your friend be correct? Explain.
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Step 1 of 5) Shows the common non zero oxidation states for the period 4 transition metals. The +2 oxidation state, which is common for most transition metals, is due to the loss of the two outer 4s electrons. This oxidation state is found for all these elements except Sc, where the 3+ ion with an [Ar] configuration is particularly stable. Oxidation states above +2 are due to successive losses of 3d electrons. From Sc through Mn the maximum oxidation state increases from +3 to +7, equaling in each case the total number of 4s plus 3d electrons in the atom. Thus, manganese has a maximum oxidation state of 2 + 5 = +7. As we move to the right beyond Mn in Figure 23.5, the maximum oxidation state decreases. This decrease is due to the attraction of d orbital electrons to the nucleus, which increases faster than the attraction of the s orbital electrons to the nucleus as we move left to right across the periodic table. In other words, in each period the d electrons become more corelike as the atomic number increases. By the time we get to zinc, it is not possible to remove electrons from the 3d orbitals through chemical oxidation.

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Textbook: Chemistry: The Central Science
Edition: 14
Author: Theodore E. Brown; H. Eugene LeMay; Bruce E. Bursten; Catherine Murphy; Patrick Woodward; Matthew E. Stoltzfus
ISBN: 9780134414232

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