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Wed May 09, 2012 By:

Metal carbonyls can have formula M(CO)x.If EAN is 36 what are formulas for Fe , Cr, and Ni carbonyls?

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Thu May 10, 2012
EAN = Z - O.N +2 X C.N
    36 = 26 - 0 + 2 X CN
   CN =5
So the formula of Fe(CO)5
 
Similarly Cr (CO)and Ni(CO)4
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