Oxidation Numbers

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Leslie Almaraz 4G
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Oxidation Numbers

Postby Leslie Almaraz 4G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:52 pm

How do you determine oxidation numbers based on a name? or a compound?

Manav Govil 1B
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Re: Oxidation Numbers

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:55 pm

Oxidation numbers are rules that you need to memorize. The following link is from Khan Academy regarding identifying Oxidation numbers. It is pretty helpful.

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/che ... ion-number

I really do hope this helps!

KTran 1I
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Re: Oxidation Numbers

Postby KTran 1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:58 pm

To calculate the oxidation number for a metal in a compound, you would usually be able to do this by finding the overall charge of the molecule and then subtracting the total charge of the anions. The difference would be the charge of the metal.

ATingin_3I
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Re: Oxidation Numbers

Postby ATingin_3I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:45 pm

Manav Govil 4A wrote:Oxidation numbers are rules that you need to memorize. The following link is from Khan Academy regarding identifying Oxidation numbers. It is pretty helpful.

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/che ... ion-number

I really do hope this helps!

this page was extremely helpful. thank you!!

Eesha Sohail 1D
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Re: Oxidation Numbers

Postby Eesha Sohail 1D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:43 pm

Does the oxidation number have any bearing on how electrically positive or negative an atom is in a compound, such as in relation to a dipole?


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