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Give examples and suggest reasons for the following feature of the transition metal chemistry: The highest oxidation state is exhibited in oxoanions of a metal.

8.25 Give examples and suggest reasons for the following feature of the transition metal chemistry:

(iii) The highest oxidation state is exhibited in oxoanions of a metal.

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Oxygen is a strong oxidizing agent because of its small in size and high electronegativity. Thus oxo-anions of metals shows the highest oxidation state.
For example- KMnO_{4}, here manganese shows +4 oxidation state.

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