8.33 Compare the chemistry of the actinoids with that of lanthanoids with reference to:

(ii) oxidation states

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Apart from +3 oxidation state, lanthanoids show +2 and +4 oxidation states due to large energy gap between 4f and 5d subshells. Whereas actinoids show large number of oxidation states due to small energy gap between 5f and 6d subshells.

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