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Homework Help: Redox reactions

  1. Oct 22, 2006 #1
    i have to balance a redox reaction that contains the cyanide ion and other stuff. but before i can do anything, i have to assign oxidation states. would hte CN- have oxidation states of C being +4 and N being -5? so then would CNO- have C be +4, N be -2, and O be -2?
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2006 #2

    Borek

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