Determining the Oxidation Number

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Mayvera Doaran 2H
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Determining the Oxidation Number

Postby Mayvera Doaran 2H » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:23 pm

What's the oxidation number for diatomic hydrogen and oxygen? Is it zero?

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Re: Determining the Oxidation Number

Postby vsrinivasa_3I » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:55 pm

Yes, the oxidation number for a neutral atom or molecule (one that is uncharged or not part of a compound with more than one type of atom) is always 0.


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