Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gold stabilized in very rare oxidation state +II

A team of chemists has been able to isolate and analyze gold in the very rare oxidation state +II. This provides the missing links in the homologous series of the coinage metal ions copper(+II), silver(+II), gold(+II), and in the 'relativistic' triad of platinum(+II), gold(+II), and mercury(+II).

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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