8.20 Compare the chemistry of actinoids with that of the lanthanoids with special reference to:

(iii) oxidation state
 

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M manish

The principle oxidation state of lanthanoids are +3, but sometimes it also shows +2 and +4 oxidation states. This is due to the extra stability of fully- filled and half filled orbitals.
Actinoids have a greater range of oxidation states due to comparable energies of and it also has principle oxidation state is +3 but have more compounds in +3 oxidation states than lanthanoids.

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