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moongazerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I already know the rules in finding the oxidation number I just don't know how to get it in this one.
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Sulfate has a charge of 2
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Thus we can conclude that Magnesium would have a charge of +2
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I would assume
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moongazerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It is from KMnO4 + KCl + H2SO4 = K2SO4 + MnSO4+Cl2+H2O I already determined the other oxidation number from this except for MnSO4
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moongazerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How about for oxygen? isn't it it should have an oxidation number of 2 ?
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shubham.bagrechaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
MnSO4 +H2O > Mn^(2+) + SO4^(2)
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oxygen, 2, 2, 2, 2 Sulpher is a less electronegative element so it will give up its electrons more readily S has +6 6 2 2 2  2 = 2 charge total
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I could be wrong, as I'm going off what I have read on Wikipedia and my knowledge of chemistry
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I'm basing this on the fact in Oxygen Diflouride OF2 Oxygen has a charge of +2 instead of 2 because fluoride is more electronegative than oxygen
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and since PO4 is a polyatomic anion, I would expect it to maintain its integrity while bonded to manganese, although this is speculation on my part I hope it is helpful.
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If you have any questions feel free to ask
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moongazerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the oxidation numbers will be Mn(+2)S(+6)O4(2) I based in your statement "Sulfate has a charge of 2 Thus we can conclude that Magnesium would have a charge of +2"
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
O4 should probably have a charge of 8 if S has a charge of +6
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
but your conclusion seems correct other wise, Remember Oxygen can attract and hold electrons better than sulfer, so sulfer basically becomes an electron source for the oxygen so they can be more like Neon, making Sulfer more like Neon as well instead of what it usually wants to be like Argon
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I'm pretty sure the 2 charge is just distributed through out all the oxygen atoms until manganese comes along and donates 2 of its electrons
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
wait you are probably correct if it is asking for the charge of each individual atom separately :)
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moongazerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I am getting all the oxidation numbers separately for balancing. Thanks :)
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
To be honest with you I have never had to answer a question like this I dont think
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
But I have taken a lot of chemistry courses in my life so I dont know that has to count for something
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moongazerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Did you mean you haven't balanced a reaction using the oxidation state change method ?
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moongazerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
anyway, thanks for the help :)
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AustralopithecusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I had some other method when I did these problems that I cannot remember, but yeah no problem thanks for the question chemistry problems subside the insanity for me :)
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