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what is the oxidation number of Mn in the following compound: KMnO4?
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what is the oxidation number of Mn in the following compound: KMnO4?
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pooja195 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
K has an oxidation number of +1 O has an oxidation number of (2) x 4 So... the oxidation number for Mn is whatever is needed to make 18 equal to zero. Therefore, the oxidation number for Mn is +7
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abb0t Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@pooja195 is correct. Mn is one of the only first row transition metals known to carry +7 charge.
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