oxidation state

Asked by adityaduhanomprakash | 8th Aug, 2010, 04:21: PM

Expert Answer:

Oxidation state shows the no. of electrons gained or lost by an atom. Osmium has 6 electrons in 5d  and 2 electrons in 6s so it can loose 8 electrons that it why it has maximum oxidation state of +8 in iron family.                

Answered by  | 28th Aug, 2013, 11:07: AM

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