The d-And-f-Block Elements

The d-And-f-Block Elements

Question

Chemistry of actinoids is complicated as compared to lanthanoids. Give two reasons.

Answer

Lanthanides

  1. Most common oxidations states are +3,+4,+2
  2. Less tendency towards the complex formation.

Actinides

  1. Most common oxidation states are +4,+5 +6
  2. A Strong tendency towards the complex formation. All the actinides are radioactive.

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