37k views

### Oxidation number for nitrogen in ammonium sulfate [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the oxidation number of $\ce N$ in $\ce{(NH4)2SO4}$. The answer is supposed to be $-3$ but I can't figure out the logic behind this.
3k views

I guess that sodium loses an electron so has an oxidation state of +1 and that oxygen has an oxidation state of −2. But what oxidation state does the aluminium atom have in sodium aluminate ($\ce{... 1answer 1k views ### How do I solve oxidation numbers for unknown elements? [duplicate] I am doing very well with oxidation numbers but I have a few problems. I know all the rules but when I get an element where I can't use any of the constant oxidation numbers what do I do? For example: ... 2answers 451 views ### what is the exact meaning of oxidation state? [duplicate] can you mention the concept of oxidation state without its simple definition i-e it is the apparent charge +ve or -ve.....😪 I found these in wikipedia but didn't understand."Conceptually, the ... 1answer 62 views ### I am having problem with this question including topics of redox reactions and charges [duplicate] What is the oxidation number of$\ce{Fe}$in$\ce{K4[Fe(CN)6]}$? This seems to be a pretty easy problem. Just input the oxidation numbers of everything and equate for 'x'. But the problem is that I ... 0answers 64 views ### Why oxidation number is that important? [duplicate] Oxidation number looks all but a convenient accounting tool for balancing chem equations. Or does it? Why would a molecule care about its oxidation state? Is a different oxidation state sort of a ... 1answer 43 views ### How does one calculate oxidation states? [duplicate] For example, how could I calculate the oxidation state of lead in$\ce{PbS}$? Or for that matter how would I calculate it for sulfur? Or I have two unknowns, for example sulfur in$\ce{PbSO4}$? Do I ... 0answers 26 views ### Difference between Oxidation Number and Oxidation State [duplicate] I know the theoretical definitions and that they do not defer much, infact these terms are used quite interchangeably. However, my chemistry teacher once taught me that Oxidation State of an atom in a ... 0answers 24 views ### What exactly is “oxidation state”? [duplicate] the textbooks say that it is the amount of electrons lost or gained by an atom in a bond but in a covalent molecule the atoms never technically lose electrons ,instead share them to in such a way to ... 4answers 24k views ### What should be the oxidation state of oxygen in HOF (hypofluorous acid)? What should be the oxidation state of oxygen in$\ce{HOF}$(hypofluorous acid)? Sources on the internet have confused me. Most state its oxidation state to be 0, while the others state that it is -2 (... 3answers 43k views ### Why isn't water an ionic compound? If two alkali metal atoms join with an oxygen atom, an ionic bond forms. Since hydrogen has the same number of valence electrons as alkali metals, why can't water be ionic? This is what I'm thinking:... 3answers 36k views ### Oxidation state of the sulfur atoms in the thiosulfate Ion What are the oxidation states of the two inequivalent sulfur atoms of the$\ce{S2O3^{2-}}$molecule? For all I know is that Lewis Structure does matter in most of the cases. 1answer 3k views ### How to name binary (inorganic) compounds given their chemical formula, and vice-versa? I wish to understand how to name binary (inorganic) compounds when given their formula. When I am a given compound like$\ce{B2F2}$or$\ce{N2O4}$, I have little to no clue on how to write their ... 2answers 8k views ### Electronegativity Considerations in Assigning Oxidation States I have never seen anything other than a set of rules like these when textbooks present how to assign oxidation numbers. Such as these: However, if we keep in mind that oxidation numbers are simply ... 3answers 4k views ### Oxidation state of fluorine in HOF What should be the oxidation state of$\ce{F}$in$\ce{HOF}$. As fluorine is the most electronegative element in the periodic table, it should be$-1\$. But when I googled it, I found that many ...

15 30 50 per page