Rules for oxidation numbers

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Ryan Yoon 1L
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Rules for oxidation numbers

Postby Ryan Yoon 1L » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:18 pm

Why are pure elements zero but ions of said elements not zero?

Petrina Kan 2I
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Re: Rules for oxidation numbers

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:23 pm

Ions always have a charge! The definition of ions is that they have a charge.

Martina
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Re: Rules for oxidation numbers

Postby Martina » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:24 pm

Ions have a different number of electrons and protons, so they will have a charge depending on that difference.

Nare Nazaryan 1F
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Re: Rules for oxidation numbers

Postby Nare Nazaryan 1F » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:39 pm

Ions are charged particles, so they cannot have a zero charge.

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Re: Rules for oxidation numbers

Postby Vivianvelazquez_1J » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:58 pm

Ions are charged particles because they have a different number of electrons and protons. Depending on the difference of protons and electrons they will have a positive or negative charge.

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Re: Rules for oxidation numbers

Postby 805422680 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:11 am

This is because ions are charged particle formed as a result of the loss or gain of electrons that affect their oxidation number

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: Rules for oxidation numbers

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:13 pm

ions have less or more electrons than the pure substance; thus their charge is never zero


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