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Question #47443
How do you find the formula of cadmium nitride? i know the answer is Cd3N2 but i keep getting cd5n2
Expert's answer
For the elements of 12 group the most stable oxidation state is +2. As the charge of nitride ion is -3, Then the formula of Cadmium nitride is Cd3N2. According to the NIST chemistry webbook, there is no compound with Cd5N3 formula.
Answer: Cd3N2.

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