Determining Oxidation numbers

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Mara Lockhart 3J
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Determining Oxidation numbers

Postby Mara Lockhart 3J » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:21 pm

For problem 13.1, part a asks us to identify the elements undergoing changes in oxidation state and indicate the initial and final oxidation numbers for these elements. I am not sure how to to find the initial and final (the solutions manual got C was oxidized from 2- to 1-). How do we identify these numbers?

Niharika Reddy 1D
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Re: Oxidation numbers

Postby Niharika Reddy 1D » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:36 pm

Fundamentals Section K of the textbook (pages F78-F81) explains how to assign oxidation numbers with some examples. I have attached a picture of the rules for assigning oxidation numbers.
Oxidation Numbers

Kayla Denton 1A
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Re: Oxidation numbers

Postby Kayla Denton 1A » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:12 pm

At the beginning of my video here I explain how to assign oxidation numbers!


Also, this is more clear than the textbook—it's from my old IB Chem HL textbook. (Hope this isn't illegal to post.)

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