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Lanthanoid contraction is caused due to
A
the appreciable shielding on outer electrons by 4f electrons from the nuclear charge
B
the appreciable shielding on outer electrons by 5d electrons from the nuclear charge
C
the same effective nuclear charge from Ce to Lu
D
the imperfect shielding on outer electrons by 4f electrons from the nuclear charge
2
AIEEE 2006
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A metal, $$M$$ forms chlorides in its $$+2$$ and $$+4$$ oxidation states. Which of the following statements about these chlorides is correct?
A
$$MC{l_2}$$ is more ionic than $$MC{l_4}$$
B
$$MC{l_2}$$ is more easily hydrolysed than $$MC{l_4}$$
C
$$MC{l_2}$$ is more volatile tan $$MC{l_4}$$
D
$$MC{l_2}$$ is more soluble in anhydrous ethanol than $$MC{l_4}$$.
3
AIEEE 2005
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The lanthanide contraction is responsible for the fact that
A
B
Zr and Nb have similar oxidation state
C
D
Zr and Zn have the same oxidation
4
AIEEE 2005
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Which of the following factors may be regarded as the main cause of lanthanide contraction?
A
Poor shielding of one of 4f electron by another in the subshell
B
Effective shielding of one of 4f electrons by another in the subshell
C
Poorer shielding of 5d electrons by 4f electrons
D
Greater shielding of 5d electrons by 4f electrons
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