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In $$Ni(CO)_4$$, the oxidation state of Ni is?


A
4
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B
Zero
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C
2
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D
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Solution

The correct option is D Zero
In nickel tetracarbonyl, the oxidation state for nickel is assigned as zero. The formula conforms to the 18-electron rule. The molecule is tetrahedral, with four carbonyl (carbon monoxide) ligands attached to nickel.

Hence, the correct option is $$B$$

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