Oxidation Numbers

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Oxidation Numbers

Postby ShreyaKannan1B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:32 pm

What does knowing the oxidation numbers tell you?

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Re: Oxidation Numbers

Postby MinuChoi » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:40 pm

Oxidation numbers are a measure of the relative number of electrons each atom in a molecule has. I believe it's measured because of how some atoms share electrons in bonds.
When all the atomic numbers of the atoms in a molecule are added up, they equal the molecules overall charge. But keep in mind that an individual oxidation numbers does not equal electrical charge for the atom.

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Re: Oxidation Numbers

Postby Aliya Jain 2B » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:26 am

The oxidation number of an atom is the charge that atom would have if the compound was composed of ions.

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