Answer to Question #56145 in General Chemistry for Michael Scheller
Consider the reaction for the production of lead. 2PbO + PbS ➡️ 3Pb + SO2 Determine the oxidation numbers for each chemical species. Identify the reduced and oxidized chemical species.
Lead in PbO and PbS are reduced and sulfide in PbS is oxidized.
2Pb(+2)O(-2) + Pb(+2)S(-2) ➡️ 3Pb(0) + S(+4)O(-2)2