(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Is this oxidation or reduction: (NO3)- ---> NO (this is a half reaction I took from the full equation)

2. Relevant equations

Not necessary

3. The attempt at a solution

At first, I got the oxidation states of each of the atoms

For (NO3)- N has an oxidation state of 5+ and O has an oxidation state of 6-.

for NO N has an oxidation state of 2+ and O has an oxidation state of 2-.

and then I look at the charge of the whole compound.

It goes from - to 0.

therefore, i concluded that this is a oxidation equation.

but it is actually a reduction equation

Did I overlook something?

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# Homework Help: Oxidation or Reduction

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