6 posts • Page 1 of 1
Typically, you assume that hydrogen has an oxidation state of 1+, and oxygen 2-. From there, you can calculate the unknown oxidation numbers based on the total net charge of the molecule. For ionic compounds, you can use their charges.
sorry to sort of make everyone reiterate, but is there a set of rules we can follow to know exactly what the oxidation number of a molecule is? I hear a lot of different strategies/things to check but no one seems to be certain. Thanks!
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests