Oxidation Number of Osmium

Osmium (Os) was discovered by Smithson Tennant and William Hyde Wollaston in London, England in 1803. It is a chemical element with the atomic number 76. The name Osmium comes from the Greek word osme which has the meaning smell. Silvery, Blue cast is the appearance. The most common oxidation state is +4. Osmium forms compounds with oxidation states ranging from −2 to +8.

Osmium (Os) was discovered by Smithson Tennant and William Hyde Wollaston in London, England in 1803. It is a chemical element with the atomic number 76. The name Osmium comes from the Greek word osme which has the meaning smell. Silvery, Blue cast is the appearance. The most common oxidation state is +4. Osmium forms compounds with oxidation states ranging from −2 to +8.


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