Oxidation Numbers

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Emma Randolph 1J
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Oxidation Numbers

Postby Emma Randolph 1J » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:25 pm

When asked what the initial and final oxidation numbers are is that just the charge of the ion?

Jerome Mercado 2J
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Re: Oxidation Numbers

Postby Jerome Mercado 2J » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:27 pm

Yes, it is the charge after the transfer of electrons.

Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B
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Re: Oxidation Numbers

Postby Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:51 am

Yes for example if we look at the problem Dr. Lavelle gave in class: 8H+ + (MnO4)- + 5Fe2+ -> Mn2+ + 5Fe3+ + 4H2O, Mn is reduced from +7 to +2.

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