Strong reducing behaviour of H3PO2 is due to :

  • Option 1)

    Presence of one - OH group and two P - H bonds

  • Option 2)

    High electron gain enthalpy of phosphorus

  • Option 3)

    High oxidation state of phosphorus

  • Option 4)

    Presence of two - OH groups and one P - H bond

 

Answers (1)

As we discussed in the concept

Hypophosphorus Acid -

H3PO2 (+1), monobasic

- wherein

Hyophosphorus Acid

 

 strong reducing behaviour of H3PO2 is due to presence of one -OH group and two P-H bonds 


Option 1)

Presence of one - OH group and two P - H bonds

This option is correct 

Option 2)

High electron gain enthalpy of phosphorus

This option is incorrect 

Option 3)

High oxidation state of phosphorus

This option is incorrect 

Option 4)

Presence of two - OH groups and one P - H bond

This option is incorrect 

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