Realization of the Zn3+ oxidation state.

  title={Realization of the Zn3+ oxidation state.},
  author={Hong Fang and Huta R. Banjade and Deepika and Puru Jena},
  volume={13 33},
Due to unfilled d-shells, transition metal atoms exhibit multiple oxidation states and rich chemistry. While zinc is often classified as a transition metal, electrons in its filled 3d10 shell do not participate in chemical reactions; hence, its oxidation state is +2. Using calculations based on density functional theory, we show that the chemistry of zinc can fundamentally change when it is allowed to interact with highly stable super-electrophilic trianions, namely, BeB11(CN)123- and BeB23(CN… 
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Superatomic chemistry
  • P. Jena
  • Chemistry
    Journal of the Indian Chemical Society
  • 2022


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