Issue Date: June 20, 2016
Oxidation state +10 a possibility
The oxidation state of an atom in a molecule is an important means of electron bookkeeping and determining structure and bonding, so the question of just how high oxidation states can go is a curiosity to chemists. Researchers have prepared compounds containing oxidation states that stretch from –4 to +9, with +9 being the latest addition to the list in 2014 when [IrO] was reported. Haoyu S. Yu and . . .
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