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Sir, What will be the decrease in oxidation number per atom in Io3- to I- In my book it says 4. I feel it should be 6. Pls help me solve this problem. Thanks Jai

Sir,
What will be the decrease in oxidation number per atom in 
Io3- to I-
In my book it says 4.
I feel it should be 6. Pls help me solve this problem.
Thanks
Jai

Grade:12

1 Answers

Arun Kumar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 256 Points
8 years ago
Hello Student,
Actually it should be 6 because in IO3-
I is in +5 state because o is more electronegative than I
and In I- its -1
so difference 6
Thanks & Regards
Arun Kumar
Btech, IIT Delhi
Askiitians Faculty

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