14.55 6th edition

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Lauryn Shinno 2H
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14.55 6th edition

Postby Lauryn Shinno 2H » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:04 pm

Given NiSO4(aq), how do you know that the SO4^2- ion will not oxidize?

Celine Cheng 1H
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Re: 14.55 6th edition

Postby Celine Cheng 1H » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:22 pm

From my experience, polyatomic ions usually 'stay' together and keep the same charge, kinda like a package. Instead, whatever element they share a bond with gets reduced/oxidized.

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