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What is the oxidation state of nitrogen in each

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 49P

What is the oxidation state of nitrogen in each compound?

(a) NO

(b) NO2

(c) N2O

Step-by-Step Solution:

Solution 49P:

Here, we are going to find out the oxidation state of N atom in each of the compound.

Step 1:  

Oxygen (O) atom belongs to Group (VIA) element in the periodic table. It has six single valence electrons. On the other hand, Oxygen atom(O) is more electronegative than Nitrogen atom(N). So, Oxygen atom can easily accept two electrons to attain a stable noble gas configuration, Thus Oxygen gains 2- oxidation state.

Step 2 of 2

Chapter 16, Problem 49P is Solved
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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