Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals - Exercises - Page 993: 22.51d


NaCN, oxidation state of N is -3

Work Step by Step

Net oxidation state of a compound is 0. Hence: Na: +1 x 1 = 1, C: +2 x 1 = 2, hence oxidation state of N should be -3
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