General Rules of Oxidation and Reduction

General Rules of Oxidation and Reduction - when oxygen is...

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General Rules of Oxidation and Reduction An uncombined element has an oxidation number of zero All oxidation numbers added together in a compound must equal zero In an ion of one atom, the oxidation number is equal to the ion’s charge In an ion of more than one atom, all the oxidation number add up to the on’s charge
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Unformatted text preview: when oxygen is part of a compound, the oxidation number is 2 (except peroxides) hydrogens oxidation number is equal to to +1 charge (except when combined with metals,then its -1)...
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This document was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 at University of Georgia Athens.

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