The oxidation state of silicon in the silicate anion [ Si 3 O 9 ] 6 − is to be predicted. Concept introduction: BaTiSi 3 O 9 is a rare blue mineral benitoite. The silicon and oxygen present in it forms a six-membered ring in the silicate anion, [ Si 3 O 9 ] 6 − . The oxidation state of oxide ion is equal to − 2 . The oxidation state of silicate ion in this anion can be calculated. Silicon belongs to group 4A of the periodic table and the highest oxidation number is equal to the group number which is equal to four.

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chapter 21, Problem 54PS
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The oxidation state of silicon in the silicate anion [Si3O9]6 is to be predicted.

Concept introduction: BaTiSi3O9 is a rare blue mineral benitoite. The silicon and oxygen present in it forms a six-membered ring in the silicate anion,[Si3O9]6. The oxidation state of oxide ion is equal to 2. The oxidation state of silicate ion in this anion can be calculated.

Silicon belongs to group 4A of the periodic table and the highest oxidation number is equal to the group number which is equal to four.

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