Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 16 - Oxidation and Reduction - Exercises - Questions: 10

Answer

Elements have oxidation states equal to their ionic charge.

Work Step by Step

For example, the metals in Group 1 will have an oxidation state of +1. There are exceptions to this rule. Oxidation states must sometimes be changed in order to make the charge of the molecule or ion neutral or equal to its ionic charge.
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