Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals - Exercises - Page 993: 22.59e


$P_{2}O_{5}$, Oxidation state of Phosphorus is +5

Work Step by Step

Net oxidation state of a compound is 0, hence: O: -2 x 5 = -10, hence P should have oxidation state of +5 (+5 x 2 = +10)
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