Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

Noninteger oxidaon states should not inmidate you they

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Unformatted text preview: ore that accounts for the reddish color of many types of rocks and soils. •  If we assign oxygen its usual oxida%on state of - 2 then the three Fe atoms must yield a total of +8 to balance the charge. •  This means that Fe has an oxida%on state of +8/3. •  Although rare, noninteger oxida%on states do occur. •  Noninteger oxida%on states should NOT in%midate you. They are used in the exact same way!...
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