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Oxidation #s

  1. Sep 1, 2009 #1
    The question is True/False.

    The answer is false, and I don't know why. All those oxidation #s seemed to make sense to me, and I couldn't think of any others.

    Any thoughts as to why that's not true?
     
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  3. Sep 1, 2009 #2

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    What nitrogen oxides do you know?

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  4. Sep 3, 2009 #3
    I'm used to figuring out oxidation by using that s2p3 thing and deciding what would make the orbitals more stable, but I've heard that they don't always obey those rules so other than that I'm clueless.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2009 #4

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