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Chemistry Calculate the oxidation no.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Calculate the oxidation no. of Nitrogen in:
    NH4NO3

    2. Relevant equations
    O=-2
    H=+1

    3. The attempt at a solution
    N H4 N O3
    +4 -6 = -2 to make it equal zero
    then 2N=+2 hence N=+1

    Or NH4=+1 then N=-3
    NO3=-1 then N=+5
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2009 #2

    Borek

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    That's correct - these nitrogens are not equivalent and each has a different ON.

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