Homework Question 14.5

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Katelyn 2E
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Homework Question 14.5

Postby Katelyn 2E » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:21 pm

For part a and part d of 14.5, what is the oxidation state of O3 and P4? Thank you!

Nicole Anisgard Parra 2H
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Re: Homework Question 14.5

Postby Nicole Anisgard Parra 2H » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:19 pm

O3 has an oxidation number of 0, as it is a neutral substance that contains atoms of only one element. The same would therefore be true of P4.

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Re: Homework Question 14.5

Postby Katelyn B 2E » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:59 pm

Since O3 and O4 both have neutral charges, how do we know whether the half reaction gains electrons or loses electrons? Usually the electrons are used to balance out the charges, but the charges of O3 and O4 are already balanced.


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