Answer to Question #10670 in Inorganic Chemistry for Guest
What is the oxidation number for elements in group 14?
Group 14, or group IVA, contains C, Si, Ge, Sn and Pb. Carbon can every oxidation number from -4 to +4, as can silicon. The most common oxidation states of Ge, Sn and Pb are +2 and +4, Ge can also have +1 and +3, but these don't have negative oxidation states since they are metals.