The p-Block Elements

The p-Block Elements

Question

Which of the following statements regarding sulphur is incorrect?

  • S2 molecule is paramagnetic. 

  • The vapour at 200ºC consists mostly of Srings.

  • At 600ºC the gas mainly consists of S2 molecules. 

  • The oxidation state of sulphur is never less than +4 in its compounds.

Answer

D.

The oxidation state of sulphur is never less than +4 in its compounds.

Sulphur exhibit + 2, + 4, + 6 oxidation states but + 4 and + 6 are more common

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