what is inert-pair effect?

Asked by  | 23rd Feb, 2010, 07:07: PM

Expert Answer:

The occurrences of oxidation states two unit less than the group oxidation states is called the ‘inert pair effect.

For example : In Group 13 as we move down the group, +1 oxidation state becomes more stable down the group than +3.

This is because of inert pair effect.

It happens because of poor shielding effect of innner d electrons.

 

Answered by  | 24th Feb, 2010, 09:27: AM

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