oxidation state

Asked by  | 6th Aug, 2008, 08:10: PM

Expert Answer:

The binding energies of 4f electrons are less than those of 5f electrons., moreover shielding of 5f electrons is less effective as compared to those of 4f electrons.so,there is a greater range of oxidatin states among the actinoids than that in the lanthanoids.

Answered by  | 7th Aug, 2008, 11:45: AM

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