Unformatted text preview: assigned to make the algebraic sum of the oxidation states equal to the net charge on the molecule or ion. 5. The following elements usually have the same oxidation states in their compounds: o +1 for alkali metals - Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs; o +2 for alkaline earth metals - Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba; o-1 for halogens except when they form compounds with oxygen or one another halogen....
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2009 for the course PSE 121 taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '09 term at City Colleges of Chicago.
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