Which of the following statements regarding sulphur is incorrect ?

  • Option 1)

    S2 molecule is paramagnetic.

  • Option 2)

    The vapour at 2000 C consists mostly of S8 rings.

  • Option 3)

    At 6000 C the gas mainly consists of S2 molecules.

  • Option 4)

    The oxidation state of sulphur is never less than +4 in its compounds.

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

Oxidation state of oxygen family -

Oxygen shows -2,+2 and -1 

oxidation states other elements show +2,+4 and +6 oxidation states 

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 In H2S, the oxidation state of S is -2. Oxidation state of S lie between -2 to +6. 


Option 1)

S2 molecule is paramagnetic.

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

The vapour at 2000 C consists mostly of S8 rings.

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

At 6000 C the gas mainly consists of S2 molecules.

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

The oxidation state of sulphur is never less than +4 in its compounds.

This option is correct.

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