### Solution Found! # Indium Secrets: Electron Config Magnetism & HCl Reaction

Chapter 13, Problem 31P

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QUESTION:

Indium (In) reacts with HCl to form a diamagnetic solid with the formula $$InCl_2$$.

(a) Write condensed electron configurations for $$In$$, $$In^+$$, $$In^{2+}$$, and $$In^{3+}$$.

(b) Which of these species is (are) diamagnetic and which paramagnetic?

(c) What is the apparent oxidation state of $$In$$ in $$InCl_2$$?

(d) Given your answers to parts (b) and (c), explain how $$InCl_2$$ can be diamagnetic.

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This video breaks down the configurations for In In+ In2+ and In3+ distinguishing between diamagnetic and paramagnetic properties. Uncover the oxidation state of Indium in InCl2 and understand its diamagnetic nature.

QUESTION:

Indium (In) reacts with HCl to form a diamagnetic solid with the formula $$InCl_2$$.

(a) Write condensed electron configurations for $$In$$, $$In^+$$, $$In^{2+}$$, and $$In^{3+}$$.

(b) Which of these species is (are) diamagnetic and which paramagnetic?

(c) What is the apparent oxidation state of $$In$$ in $$InCl_2$$?

(d) Given your answers to parts (b) and (c), explain how $$InCl_2$$ can be diamagnetic.

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(a) Here we have to write condensed electron configurations for $$\rm{In}$$, $$\rm{In}^+$$, $$\rm{In}^{2+}$$, and $$\rm{In}^{3+}$$..