Answer to Question #220163 in General Chemistry for Katie

Question #220163

In which of the following species is the oxidation number of sulfur less than 6?

A. SO3

B. Na2SO4

C. SO2


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Expert's answer
2021-07-26T06:42:56-0400

A.

O: "-2 \\times 3 = -6"

S: +6


B.

Na: "+1 \\times 2 = +2"

O: "-2 \\times 4 = -8"

S: +6


C.

O: "-2 \\times 2 = -4"

S: +4

Answer: option C. SO2


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