Question #e5065

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Jan 24, 2018

Answer:

You mean, what is the oxidation number of Co in #K[Co(CO)_4]#?
Then answer is -1

Explanation:

We know that CO is a neutral ligand and K carries a charge of +1.

Therefore, the complex can be written as #K^+[Co(CO)_4]^-#, Therefore, the oxidation number of Co in the given complex is -1.