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Why does Mn form compounds with higher oxidation states

Chemistry: A Molecular Approach | 3rd Edition | ISBN: 9780321809247 | Authors: Nivaldo J. Tro ISBN: 9780321809247 1

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Problem 63E

Problem 63E

Why does Mn form compounds with higher oxidation states than Cr?

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Solution 63E:Mn is the chemical name of Manganese and has atomic number 25. Cr is the chemical name ofChromium and has atomic number 24.Oxidation state is also called as Oxidation number. It is the total number of electrons that anatom either gains or loses in order to form a chemical bond with another atom.Electron configuration describes the distribution of electrons among different orbitals (includingshells and subshells) within atoms and molecules.The electron configuration for manganese is 1s 2s 2p 3s 3p 4s 3d . It can be shortened to 6 2 5[Ar] 4s 3d , where the [Ar] represents argon, the last element in the third row of the periodictable, whose electrons fill every shell prior to the 4s-orbitalThe electron configuration of chromium is 1s 2s 2p 3s 3p 3d 4s . It can be shorted to6 5 1[Ar] 4s 3d . The symbol [Ar] in the electron configuration stands for argon, which has a stableelectron configuration. Chromium has six valence electronsMn has one more electron orbital available for bonding than chromium, hence it formscompound with higher oxidation states.

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Textbook: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach
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Author: Nivaldo J. Tro
ISBN: 9780321809247

The full step-by-step solution to problem: 63E from chapter: 23 was answered by , our top Chemistry solution expert on 02/22/17, 04:35PM. This full solution covers the following key subjects: compounds, form, higher, oxidation, States. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 82 chapters, and 9454 solutions. Chemistry: A Molecular Approach was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321809247. The answer to “Why does Mn form compounds with higher oxidation states than Cr?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 11 words. Since the solution to 63E from 23 chapter was answered, more than 361 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, edition: 3.

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