Question

# The oxidation state of iodine in $${ H }_{ 4 }I{ O }_{ 6 }^{ \ominus }$$ is :

A
+7
B
1
C
+5
D
+1

Solution

## The correct option is A $$+7$$Let $$x$$ be the oxidation state of $$I$$ in $$H_4IO_6^\ominus$$.Since, the overall charge on the complex is $$-1$$, the sum of oxidation states of all elements in it should be equal to $$-1$$.Therefore,$$+4+x + 6(-2) = -1$$or, $$x = +7$$Hence, the oxidation state of $$I$$ is $$+7$$.Chemistry

Suggest Corrections

0

Similar questions
View More

People also searched for
View More