Carbon charges

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melissa_dis4K
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Carbon charges

Postby melissa_dis4K » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:19 am

Why do the carbons have different charges? Thank you!
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jonathanjchang2E
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Re: Carbon charges

Postby jonathanjchang2E » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:38 am

The carbons have different charges because a carbon's oxidation number can change in a reaction while the oxidation number of oxygen is almost always -2 and the oxidation of hydrogen is almost always +1.


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