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Need clarity, kindly explain! - S - Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) - JEE Main

Among the properties (A) reducing  (B)  oxidising  (C) complexing, the set of properties shown by CN^{-} ion towards metal species is

  • Option 1)

    A,B\;

  • Option 2)

    \; B,C\;

  • Option 3)

    \; C,A\;

  • Option 4)

    \; A,B,C

 
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As we learnt in

Reducing property of metal-ammonia solution -

A powerful reducing agent

- wherein

Due to the presence of free ammoniated electrons

 

CN^{-} is shown reducing as well as complexing property. 

 


Option 1)

A,B\;

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

\; B,C\;

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

\; C,A\;

This option is correct.

Option 4)

\; A,B,C

This option is incorrect.

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