What is metal deficiency ?

Asked by NAKSHATRA | 3rd Aug, 2014, 12:07: PM

Expert Answer:

Metal deficiency arises when a solid contains lesser number of cations compared to the stoichiometric proportion.

For example, FeO is mostly found with a composition of Fe0.95O.

In a crystals of FeO, some Fe2+ ions are missing, and the loss of positive charge is made up by the presence of the required number of Fe3+ ions.


Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 4th Aug, 2014, 10:20: AM