Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Oxidation-Reduction Reactions - 20.2 Oxidation Numbers - 20.2 Lesson Check: 16

Answer

As a general rule, a bonded atom's oxidation is the charge that it would have if the electrons in the bond were assigned to the atom of the more electronegative element.

Work Step by Step

As a general rule, a bonded atom's oxidation is the charge that it would have if the electrons in the bond were assigned to the atom of the more electronegative element.
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