Oxidation state

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Phi Phi Do 2E
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Oxidation state

Postby Phi Phi Do 2E » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:29 pm

To calculate oxidation state in half reactions. Do we have to multiply the charges by the coefficient to find the total oxidation state?

Britney Alvey 1B
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Re: Oxidation state

Postby Britney Alvey 1B » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:09 pm

Yes, you should take into account the coefficients when determining oxidation states.

Erik Khong 2E
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Re: Oxidation state

Postby Erik Khong 2E » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:30 pm

Yes, even if there's multiple of the same molecule, their charges add up.

Yixin Angela Wang 2H
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Re: Oxidation state

Postby Yixin Angela Wang 2H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:53 am

Yes. Two molecules of a +2 molecule would have a total +4 effect, so you would need to evaluate the amount of negative charge needed accordingly.

Leanne Wong 1H
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Re: Oxidation state

Postby Leanne Wong 1H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:28 am

Yes, you have to multiply the coefficient with the charges because the charge is only for one atom/molecule so if you have multiple of the same molecules/atom then you have to multiply the charge by the coefficient.


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