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Question: calculte Oxidation number of carbon in C O 2 ​ :

Question: calculte Oxidation number of carbon in CO2  :

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Rituraj Tiwari
askIITians Faculty 1792 Points
2 years ago
Letxbe theoxidation state ofCinCO2​.
Since, theoverall charge on the complex is0, the sum of oxidation states of allelements in it should be equal to0.
x+2(−2)=0
or,x=+4
Hence, the oxidation state ofCinCO2​is+4.

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