How To Find Oxidation Number?

What is the Oxidation number?

It is the number of electrons lost or gained by an atom of a element in that compound.

Oxidation number is also called Oxidation sate.

Example of oxidation numbers/oxidation state

The Oxygen ion (O2−) has an oxidation number of −2 because it can donate two electrons.

Some elements have the same oxidation number for every compound. Like Fluorine has -2 oxidation number on its all compound and so on.

Steps to find oxidation number

Below is a detailed video o how to find oxidation numbers of a compound.


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