Oxidation number of oxygen in O3

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E_Villavicencio 2N
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Oxidation number of oxygen in O3

Postby E_Villavicencio 2N » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:30 pm

What is the oxidation number of oxygen when in Ozone O3? If we have it in a reaction, and we have to balance the reaction, how many electrons are transferred between O3--->O2?

Isaac_Gorgy_2K
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Re: Oxidation number of oxygen in O3

Postby Isaac_Gorgy_2K » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:03 pm

The oxidation number of O3 is 0.

samuelkharpatin2b
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Re: Oxidation number of oxygen in O3

Postby samuelkharpatin2b » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:37 am

The oxidation number of an oxygen atom in ozone is zero, just like in oxygen gas. So, in O3 -> O2, there are no electrons transferred.

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Re: Oxidation number of oxygen in O3

Postby Drake_Everlove_1K » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:04 pm

What would the lewis structure of O3 be? Do the formal charges need to add up to the total charge?


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