Confused about oxidation number

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guys anyone can help me ?
im bit confused when talkin about oxidation number in alkyl group
like
R-NO2
or
R-CN
when this compound react with reducing agent like H2
can somebody explain me? most example in book or internet doesnt use hydrocarbon reaction
thank you :)
 

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Borek
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Oxidation number of what?
 
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oxidation number of R (alkyl) so its relate calculation with other
 
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Borek
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Does it matter? It doesn't change during reduction of -NO2 or -CN.

Please remember that oxidation numbers don't exist - there is no physical property that can be measured and used to determine the ON, they are just an artificial accounting device.
 

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