In KO2, the nature of oxygen species and
the oxidation state of oxygen atom are,
respectively :

  • Option 1)

    Oxide and −2

  • Option 2)

    Superoxide and −1/2

  • Option 3)

    Peroxide and −1/2

  • Option 4)

    Superoxide and −1

 

Answers (1)
V Vakul

As we have learnt,

 

Characteristics of superoxides -

1.    Strong oxidising agent

2.    Paramagnetic and coloured

3.    Orange or yellow

4.    Solid at room temperature

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 In KO2 nature of oxygen is superoxide and oxidation state is -\frac{1}{2}.

 


Option 1)

Oxide and −2

Option 2)

Superoxide and −1/2

Option 3)

Peroxide and −1/2

Option 4)

Superoxide and −1

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