Rules for oxidation states - +2. 4) In its compounds, the...

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Rules for oxidation states, in the numerical order listed. 1) The oxidation state of an individual atom in a free element is 0. 2) The total of the O.S. of all the atoms in neutral species is 0, in an ion is the charge on the ion. 3) In their compounds, group 1 metals have an O.S. of +1; group 2 metals have an O.S. of
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Unformatted text preview: +2. 4) In its compounds, the O.S. of fluorine is -1. 5) In its compounds, hydrogen usually has an O.S. of +1. 6) In its compounds, oxygen usually has an O.S. of -2. 7) In binary compounds with metals, group 17 elements are -1; group 16 elements are -2; group elements are -3....
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