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Determining Oxidation numbers

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:21 pm
by Mara Lockhart 3J
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?

Re: Oxidation numbers

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:36 pm
by Niharika Reddy 1D
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.

Re: Oxidation numbers

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:12 pm
by Kayla Denton 1A
At the beginning of my video here I explain how to assign oxidation numbers!

viewtopic.php?f=139&t=5147

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