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Why are +2 and +3 the most common oxidation states of Iron watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-11-2015 00:36
- 05-11-2015 07:10
+2 caused by the loss of the two 4d e-
+ caused by the loss of the two 4s e- and one of the 3d e- (leaving it with 3d5)
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- 05-11-2015 07:14
- 05-11-2015 16:39
Pah, first thing in the morning. Also, the second line states + rather than +3.
2x 4s lost to form 2+ ion.
2x 4s and 1x 3d lost to form 3+ ion.