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moongazer
 4 years ago
What is the oxidation number of all elements in
MnSO4
moongazer
 4 years ago
What is the oxidation number of all elements in MnSO4

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moongazer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I already know the rules in finding the oxidation number I just don't know how to get it in this one.

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Sulfate has a charge of 2

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Thus we can conclude that Magnesium would have a charge of +2

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I would assume

moongazer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It is from KMnO4 + KCl + H2SO4 = K2SO4 + MnSO4+Cl2+H2O I already determined the other oxidation number from this except for MnSO4

moongazer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How about for oxygen? isn't it it should have an oxidation number of 2 ?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0MnSO4 +H2O > Mn^(2+) + SO4^(2)

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Oxygen, 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

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I could be wrong, as I'm going off what I have read on Wikipedia and my knowledge of chemistry

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'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

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and 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.

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you have any questions feel free to ask

moongazer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So 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"

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1O4 should probably have a charge of 8 if S has a charge of +6

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1but 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

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'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

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1wait you are probably correct if it is asking for the charge of each individual atom separately :)

moongazer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am getting all the oxidation numbers separately for balancing. Thanks :)

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1To be honest with you I have never had to answer a question like this I dont think

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1But I have taken a lot of chemistry courses in my life so I dont know that has to count for something

moongazer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Did you mean you haven't balanced a reaction using the oxidation state change method ?

moongazer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0anyway, thanks for the help :)

Australopithecus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I 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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