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

$HNO_{3}$, oxidation state of N is +5

#### Work Step by Step

Net oxidation state of a compound is 0. Hence: H: +1 x 1 = 1, O: -2 x 3 = -6, hence oxidation state of N should be +5

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