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Topic: Increase in no. of possible oxidation states towards right of periodic table  (Read 2515 times)

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Offline Aakash

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In my book it is written that the number of possible oxidation states increases towards the right of periodic table except noble gases. I know towards the right they are more electronegative but what has that to do with the number of possible oxidation states?
 
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The number of electrons increases, more valence electrons more oxidation states?
 Na - 1 valence electron -> 1 oxidation state
Cl - 7 valence electrons --> oxidation states -1, +1, +3, +5, +7 and possibly some more I cant remember

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