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Postby ZoeHahn1J » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:08 pm

Why can we assume that S in P4S3 is 2-? It's not like oxygen, since it's then oxidized to S^6+, and it doesn't make sense to me that S would be -2 (which is consistent with periodic table trends) but that P would have a +1.5 charge (not consistent with periodic table).

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Re: 14.7

Postby GabrielGarciaDiscussion1i » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:13 am

I too am curious about these oxidation states, especially with the idea that we can have non-integer electrons, and so bump for Chem_Mod. The book says something along the lines of "if staying consistent, you should be fine" but I'd rather understand and ask, should we expect anything like this on the final?

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