Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Sections 20.1-20.14 - Exercises - Conceptual Problems - Page 999: 120c

Answer

The second 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 six hydrogens whereas the second structure have two oxygens and six hydrogens. Thus, the second structure is more oxidized than the first structure.
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