HW problem

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HW problem

Postby aaronharouni » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:50 pm

In question 6K.1 A, why is it that C is being oxidized in the reaction?

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Re: HW problem

Postby Kyleigh Follis 2H » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:20 pm

C is oxidized because its oxidation state in C2H5OH is -2 and its oxidation state in C2H4) is -1. So its oxidation number decreases which means it was oxidized because it lost 1 electron.

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Re: HW problem

Postby Ethan Breaux 2F » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:21 am

don't forget that oxygen is always 2- and hydrogen is always 1+ thats usually how you calculate it then its just dependent on if you do the addition/subtraction correctly.

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