what is inert-pair effect?
Asked by | 23rd Feb, 2010, 07:07: PM
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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