Shweta Thakur posted an Question
November 25, 2020 • 20:45 pm 30 points
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Why the oxides of higher oxidation state are acidic in nature

why the oxides of higher Oxidation state are acidic in nature

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    Priyanshu kumar Best Answer

    In higher oxidation states metal oxides are more covalent in nature as the polarizing power of the metal ion proportional to its oxidation states. so their oxides are acidic in nature. ... The atom in lower oxidation state therefore is not electron deficient. As a result, it can donate electrons and behave as a base.

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    got this shweta?

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    sir

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    sir high polarizing power means they hlcan easily donate h +

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    sir

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    Dinesh khalmaniya 1 best-answer

    in higher oxidation states metal oxides are more covalent in nature as the polarizing power of the metal ion proportional to its oxidation states. so their oxides are acidic in nature. ... The atom in lower oxidation state therefore is not electron deficient. As a result, it can donate electrons and behave as a base.

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    Generally, for transition metal oxides, the lowest oxidation state is most basic, since it can donate lone pairs of electrons and functions as a Lewis base. Higher oxidation state is short of electrons, meaning they can accept lone pairs and functions as Lewis acids.

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