Illustrate by taking examples of transition elements and non-transition elements that oxidation states of elements are largely based on electronic configuration.
Illustrate by taking examples of transition elements and non-transition elements that oxidation states of elements are largely based on electronic configuration.

Ti has an atomic number of 22 and an electronic configuration of [Ar]3d24s2. It may be found in various compounds with three different oxidation states of +2,+3, and +4 such as TiO2(+4), Ti2O3(+3), and TiO(+2). Non-transition elements, such as the p block elements, have varying oxidation states like phosphorus does. It has three numbers: -3, +3, and +5.