. The oxidation number of Ni in is


The oxidation number of Ni in  is  + 2 .Ni(CO)4

A: True

B: False

C: Anomalous

D: None of these

 

Best Answer

Solution: Option B is the correct answer.

Explanation: The oxidation number also known as oxidation state which describes the degree of oxidation i.e. loss of electrons of an atom in a chemical compound. Conceptually the oxidation state may be positive, negative or zero.

Step 1: Let oxidation number of nickel is x and oxidation number of carbonyl group is 0.

Step 2: Now by putting the value we can find the oxidation number of nickel

x+40=0

x=0.

Final answer:

Thus, option B is the correct answer. The oxidation number of Ni in  is  0, so given statement is false. Ni(CO)4

 

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