what is the structure of Fe3O4? Will it show fractional oxidation number? what is its oxidation number?

Asked by  | 3rd Apr, 2013, 06:30: AM

Expert Answer:

In fe3O4 the Fe ion exists in two forms Fe2+ and Fe3+.

Fe3O4 is a complex oxide (a crystaline solid containing more than one cation).
In this case Fe exists as both the 2+ and 3+ cation. There are two 3+ ions and one 2+ ion for every four O
2- ions.

Answered by  | 3rd Apr, 2013, 01:09: PM

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