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anonymous
 5 years ago
Determine the oxidation state for the C atom in HC00
anonymous
 5 years ago
Determine the oxidation state for the C atom in HC00

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay...that's what I thought. How did you figure it out? I figured it out because we know that the oxygen atoms have 4 charge and the hydrogen atom at 1. So in order for the molecule to have a negative 1 charge, the carbon atom must be +2.....+24+1=1....is this the correct way to think about it?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If I have the molecule CH3OH, with the same ideology, the oxidation state for the C atom would be 2 in oder for the molecule to have 0 charge?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lets check! x+32+1=0 so, x=2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Perfect! So, an oxidation state can be zero then? In the case of CH20 carbon must have a 0 oxidation state. That seems weird to me ha.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nothin wrong with havin zero oxi state..=)
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