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Question #217250

What is the oxidation number of Manganese in MnO4-?


What is the oxidation number of sulphur in S4O62- ?



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2021-07-23T01:53:02-0400

Manganate ions, or MnO4, have a charge of -1. Oxygen will usually have an oxidation number of -2. So the oxidation number of Mn in the MnO4 ion is +7.

All the S atoms in S4O6^2 - have oxidation number equal to + 2.5 .


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