11th Class Chemistry The p-Block Elements-I

  • question_answer 45) Elements of group 14: (a) exhibit oxidation state of + 4 only (b) exhibit oxidation state of + 2 and + 4 (c) form\[{{M}^{2+}}\] and\[{{M}^{4+}}\] ions (d) form\[{{M}^{2-}}\] and \[{{M}^{4+}}\] ions.  

    Answer:

    (b) Due to inert pair effect, elements of group 14 exhibit oxidation states of + 2 and + 4.


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