Oxidation occurs very easily in case of:
  • a)
    5-C5H5)Fe
  • b)
    5-C5H5)Co
  • c)
    5-C5H5)Ru
  • d)
    5-C5H5)Co+
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

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Feriha Khan
4 weeks ago
In case of (b), the total no of valence electrons = (5*2)+9=19..frm neutral atom method. For others total electrons=(5*2)+8=18.So as we know mainly complexes following 18 e- rule are most stable...so (b) complex tends to lose 1 e- and gets oxidised to obtain 18 e- config.

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