1
AIEEE 2004
+4
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Cerium (Z = 58) is an important member of the lanthanoids. Which of the following statements about cerium is incorrect?
A
The common oxidation states of cerium are +3 and +4
B
Cerium (IV) acts as an oxidizing agent
C
The +4 oxidation state of cerium is not known in solutions
D
The +3 oxidation state of cerium is more stable than the +4 oxidation state
2
AIEEE 2004
+4
-1
Of the following outer electronic configurations of atoms, the highest oxidation state is achieved by which one of them?
A
$$\left( {n - 1} \right){d^3}n{s^2}$$
B
$$\left( {n - 1} \right){d^5}n{s^1}$$
C
$$\left( {n - 1} \right){d^8}n{s^2}$$
D
$$\left( {n - 1} \right){d^5}n{s^2}$$
3
AIEEE 2004
+4
-1
The soldiers of Napolean army while at Alps during freezing winter suffered a serious problem as regards to the tin buttons of their uniforms. White metallic tin buttons got converted to grey power. The transformation is related to
A
a change in the partial pressure of oxygen in the air
B
a change in the crystalline structure of tin
C
an interaction with nitrogen of the air at very low temperature
D
an interaction with water vapor contained in the humid air
4
AIEEE 2003
+4
-1
What would happen when a solution of potassium chromate is treated with an excess of dilute nitric acid?
A
$$Cr_2O^{2-}_7$$ and H2O are formed
B
$$CrO^{2-}_4$$ is reduced to +3 state of Cr
C
$$CrO^{2-}_4$$ is oxidized to +7 state of Cr
D
Cr3+ and $$Cr_2O^{2-}_7$$ are formed
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