Oxidation

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Philip
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Oxidation

Postby Philip » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:46 pm

What's an oxidation number

Kennedi2J
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Kennedi2J » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:52 pm

Also can anyone explain what oxidation is? And what Dr. Lavelle meant by oxidation states? I don't remember him explaining the concept in class.

madijohnson_4A
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Re: Oxidation

Postby madijohnson_4A » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:53 pm

The oxidation number represents the number of electrons gained or lost by an element. For example, the oxidation number of oxygen in a compound is usually -2 because oxygen typically gains two electrons in a chemical reaction. However, the oxidation number of a neutral element is always zero (example O2).

Nare Nazaryan 1F
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Nare Nazaryan 1F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:56 pm

The oxidation number/state is the charge that cation/anion has. For example, chlorine's oxidation state would be -1 (chloride).

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Re: Oxidation

Postby Madeline Phan 1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:56 pm

An oxidation number represents the number of electrons lost or gained by an electron in a redox reaction.

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Re: Oxidation

Postby Sydney Jacobs 1C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:57 pm

The oxidation number, in reference to coordination compounds and complexes, is the number of electrons gained or lost (like charge) on the metal. For example, in the ion [Cr (Cl)2 (NH3)4]+, the oxidation number is III, giving the name tetraamminedichloridochromium (III). This is because the ion overall has a +1 charge, Cl- has a negative 1 charge, and ammonium has a neutral charge.

Kehlin Hayes 4C
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Kehlin Hayes 4C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:03 pm

The oxidation number refers to the overall charge the molecule has

Eva Zhao 4I
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Eva Zhao 4I » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:13 pm

To add on, if the problem asks for the oxidation number of the metal, use:
(# of metal ion)*(oxidation number) + (# if each ligand)*(charge of each ligand) = charge of ion

The charge of the ion should be given, allowing you to isolate and solve for the oxidation number of the metal.

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Re: Oxidation

Postby EricZhao3G » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:48 am

The oxidation number is the charge the atom would have if the compound was composed of ions. It is the number of electrons gained or loss to form a bond.

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Re: Oxidation

Postby Catherine Daye 1L » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:29 pm

An oxidation number is the number of electrons lost or gained when making a chemical bond. If it is a negative number, the atom will gain electrons. If it is a positive number, the atom will lose electrons.

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Re: Oxidation

Postby Rebecca Remple 1C » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:26 pm

Kennedi3K wrote:Also can anyone explain what oxidation is? And what Dr. Lavelle meant by oxidation states? I don't remember him explaining the concept in class.

Hi Kennedi,

I agree with the other commenters about oxidation states and numbers. To answer your first questions, an oxidation reaction represents the loss of electrons. It contrasts with a reduction reaction, where electrons are gained. I hope this helps! Have a great day :D

-Rebecca

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Re: Oxidation

Postby chrischyu4a » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:24 am

Oxidation numbers indicate the number of electrons gained or lost by an atom in a molecule

Arianna Perea 3H
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Arianna Perea 3H » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:19 pm

is the oxidation number for the molecules always the same?

PGao_1B
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Re: Oxidation

Postby PGao_1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:33 pm

An oxidation number is a number associated with the charge that an atom would have if the compound was composed of ions.

Abraham De Luna
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Abraham De Luna » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:40 pm

The oxidation number refers to the charge the molecule has.


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