NEET Chemistry The p-Block Elements (XII) Questions Solved


(a) Which form of sulphur shows paramagnetic behaviour and why?

(b) Fluorine exhibits only -1 oxidation state whereas other halogens exhibit +1,+3,+5 or +7 oxidation states also. Explain as to why.

(a) In vapour state sulphur partly exists as S2 molecule which has two unpaired electrons in the antibonding π* orbitals like O2 and hence exhibits paramagnetism.

(b) It is because fluorine is the most electronegative element and it does not have d-orbitals.

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