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ParaChase

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Sn3+?
« on: February 24, 2013, 04:07:29 PM »

Can anyone tell me why there is no Tin(III), but there is Tin(IV) and Tin(II)? I can't seem to find it online... Thanks!
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Re: Sn3+?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 05:02:48 PM »

Tin(II) would have the electron configuration [Kr]5s24d10
Tin(IV) would have the electron configuration [Kr]4d10

Tin(III) would have an electron remaining in the 5s orbital which would be unstable, but losing 2 or 4 electrons allows all of its orbitals to be full which makes it more stable
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Re: Sn3+?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 07:48:25 PM »

Ah, ok. I forgot about electron configurations there. Thanks
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