oxidation number

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oxidation number

Postby NHolmes3L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:55 am

Does the element outside the brackets have anything to do with the oxidation number?

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Re: oxidation number

Postby jeffreygong1I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:12 am

Yes, the oxidation number will have to make the stuff inside the brackets the opposite charge to the stuff outside, if the whole thing is neutral

Alice Chang 2H
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Re: oxidation number

Postby Alice Chang 2H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:15 am

Yes, I believe so! In one of Lyndon's Marshmallow problems, the positive charge of K affected the oxidation number of the metal in the bracket:

K2[Ni(CN)4] -> potassium tetracyanonickelate (2)

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Re: oxidation number

Postby Cynthia Rodas 4H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:15 pm

The elements outside of the bracket affect the oxidation number because in order for the coordination compound to be neutral, the charges of the elements within the bracket and outside of the bracket must cancel each other out.

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