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The oxidation number of nitrogen in N O 3 − ​ is? A − 1 B + 2 C + 3 D + 5

The oxidation number of nitrogen in NO3 is?

A

1

B

+2

C

+3

D

+5

 

Grade:12

2 Answers

Adarsh Pal
askIITians Faculty 159 Points
one year ago

Let the oxidation number of N in NO3 be x. The oxidation state of oxygen is -2. Since the atom as whole is single negatively charged, following equation holds true:

x+3×(2)=1x6=1x=+61x=5
Rituraj Tiwari
askIITians Faculty 1792 Points
one year ago
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