Answer to Question #101958 in Inorganic Chemistry for DEEPANSHI SAGAR

Question #101958
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?
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Expert's answer
2020-01-29T04:43:39-0500
  • 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.

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