#21 on churro Qs

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#21 on churro Qs

Postby jillianh1B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:03 pm

Referring to #21 on churro questions ("The overall molecule as shown is neutral. What is the oxidation state of the iron?")
Can someone explain to me why the answer is +2? When I added up all of the formal charges for the surrounding N atoms, I got +6, and I don't understand how a +2 charge on Fe can result from that. Thanks!

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Re: #21 on churro Qs

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:27 pm

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