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The halides of transition elements become more covalent with increasing oxidation state of the metal. Why?

Answer :

As the oxidation state increases, the charge on the atom increases and size of the ion of transition element decreases. Fajan’s rule’s states that greater the charge on an atom, greater the covalent character. So, halides become more covalent with increasing oxidation state.


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