Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 23 - Problems: 23.25

Answer

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Work Step by Step

We know that oxides of transition metals become more acidic as oxidation state increases.The oxidation state of manganese in Mn2O3 is +3 and in Mn2O7 is +7. The oxide of the lower oxidation state, Mn2O3, produces a more basic solution.
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