oxidation number

NOUN
  1. the degree of oxidation of an atom or ion or molecule; for simple atoms or ions the oxidation number is equal to the ionic charge
    the oxidation number of hydrogen is +1 and of oxygen is -2
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How To Use oxidation number In A Sentence

  • In organic chemistry it is thus more convenient to describe carbon in terms of its valency than its oxidation numbers.
  • The oxidation number of an atom in an elemental substance is zero.
  • Three steps are needed by using "total number of rising and dropping oxidation number" to balance equation.
  • the oxidation number of hydrogen is +1 and of oxygen is -2
  • The oxidation number of the halogens other than fluorine is - 1, unless they are bonded to oxygen or a more electronegative halogen.
  • An indication of oxidation numbers or formal charge in Lewis structures and the resulting mesomeric structures is important in some branches of chemistry.
  • A species is oxidized in a reaction if it undergoes a increase in oxidation number.
  • The sum of oxidation numbers for all atoms in a polyatomic ion equals the charge on the ion, and the sum of all oxidation numbers for atoms in a neutral molecule equals zero.
  • In the case of binary covalent compounds, the positive oxidation number is assigned to the more electropositive element, and the negative oxidation number to the more electronegative element.
  • In organic chemistry it is thus more convenient to describe carbon in terms of its valency than its oxidation numbers.
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