Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Sections 20.1-20.14 - Exercises - Conceptual Problems: 120a

Answer

The first structure is more oxidized.

Work Step by Step

Oxidation is the gain of oxygen or the loss of hydrogen. The first structure has one oxygen and four hydrogens whereas the second structure have one oxygen and six hydrogens. Thus, the first structure is more oxidized than the second structure.
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