Answer to Question #101958 in Inorganic Chemistry for DEEPANSHI SAGAR
8. Some of the lanthanides and actinides besides showing + 3 oxidation state also show other
oxidation states. Which other factors may be responsible for this?
- small size of 5f-orbitals;
- screening effect of f-orbitals by external electrons;
- the possibility of transition of electrons from 5f-orbitals to 6d;
- hybridization option.