Question

Which of the following oxidation states are the most characteristic for lead and tin respectively: 

Solution

Correct option is

+ 2, + 4

Dute to inert pair effect, +2 state of Pb is more stable while +4 state of tin is more stable.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

From B2H6 all the following can be prepared except

Q2

Which of the following allotropic forms of carbon is isomorphous with crystalline silicon?

Q3

A metal, M forms chlorides in +2 and +4 oxidation states. Which of the following statements about these  chlorides is correct?

Q4

In which of the following silicates, cyclic structure is present?

Q5

Al2O3 can be converted to anhydrous AlCl3 by heating

Q6

The number of isomers possible for disubstituted borazine, B3N3H3X2 is

Q7

The correct order of C – O bond length among CO, , CO2 is: 

Q8

White lead is

Q9

The stability of dihalides of Si, Ge, Sn and Pb increases steadily in the sequence

Q10

Water transported through lead pipes becomes poisonous due to the formation of