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The oxidation number of oxygen in hydrogen peroxide is: A + 1 B − 1 C + 2 D − 2

The oxidation number of oxygen in hydrogen peroxide is:

A

+1

B

1

C

+2

D

2

 

Grade:12th pass

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ankit singh
askIITians Faculty 614 Points
one year ago
In hydrogen peroxide ,the oxidation number of hydrogen is +1 but its oxidation number is −1 when hydrogen is combined with less electronegative elements. Since here in hydrogen peroxide oxygen atom is more electronegative than hydrogen therefore oxidation number of hydrogen atom will be +1 .

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