The d-And-f-Block Elements

The d-And-f-Block Elements

Question

Iron exhibits + 2 and +3 oxidation states. Which of the following statements about iron is incorrect?

  • Ferrous oxide is more basic in nature than the ferric oxide.

  • Ferrous compounds are relatively more ionic than the corresponding ferric compounds.

  • Ferrous compounds are less volatile than the corresponding ferric compounds.

  • Ferrous compounds are more easily hydrolyzed than the corresponding ferric compounds.

Answer

D.

Ferrous compounds are more easily hydrolyzed than the corresponding ferric compounds.

FeO → More basic, more ionic, less volatile

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