Give the formula of the chloride of zirconium in its highest oxidation state

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Why is it ZrCl4
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Are there other options to choose from?
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Are there other options to choose from?
No it wasn't a multiple choice. All it said was to check the position of Zr in the periodic table and predict the answer from that. I just checked the markscheme and that was the answer they gave.
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No it wasn't a multiple choice. All it said was to check the position of Zr in the periodic table and predict the answer from that. I just checked the markscheme and that was the answer they gave.
what do you know about the trends in the available oxidation states of the transition metals?
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what do you know about the trends in the available oxidation states of the transition metals?
All I know is that the oxidation states of transition metals usually go up to +3. We don't usually see a +4 one.
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All I know is that the oxidation states of transition metals usually go up to +3. We don't usually see a +4 one.
You do for the 2nd and 3rd transition series. TBH it's probably a bit advanced to go into why this is for school level.
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You do for the 2nd and 3rd transition series. TBH it's probably a bit advanced to go into why this is for school level.
Ah thank you. So which transition metals would have an oxidation state of +4?
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Loads, though it's not really the dominant oxidation state for any off the top of my head. Go look up a table of the available oxidation states for the transition metals.
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