Oxidation

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Gabriela Carrillo 1B
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Oxidation

Postby Gabriela Carrillo 1B » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:13 pm

How do we figure out the oxidation state of a product in a redox reaction?

Lauren Seidl 1D
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Lauren Seidl 1D » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:37 pm

I found a great website that tells you exactly how to determine oxidation states, as it would be too long to describe. I would check this out: https://www.chemguide.co.uk/inorganic/redox/oxidnstates.html

Kaelie Blanes-Ronda 2L
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Kaelie Blanes-Ronda 2L » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:10 pm

By seeing the change in charges from the reactants to products side. If there is a gain of electrons for a molecule the product is reduced and if there is a loss of electrons the product is oxidized.

Brigitte Phung 1F
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Brigitte Phung 1F » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:22 pm

Here are a few things that are helpful to remember about oxidation numbers
- Oxygen has a oxidation number of -2 in compounds
- Elements in their natural/most stable/free state have oxidation numbers of 0
- Monoatomic ions have oxidation numbers equal to their charge


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