I often get confused about what oxidation states do ferric, ferrous denote? is there a way to remember them? please tell me what are the names of compounds: NO, NO2, NO3, NO4, NO5? WHAT IS THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE OXIDATION STATE? does hybridisation take place only when a species is exposed to another species with which it has a tendency to react? does hybridisation affect oxidation state?

Asked by Renuka Ganesh | 2nd May, 2013, 10:14: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes, ous represent less oxidation state. in the case of iron ferrous means +2 oxidation state.while ic represent greater oxidation state ,ferric means +3 oxidation state.

Answered by  | 3rd May, 2013, 12:22: PM

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