Calculate the Oxidation number of Sulphur in S2O82- ion.
Answer- +6

Asked by Pratik Rawlani | 17th Aug, 2015, 11:14: AM

Expert Answer:

In S2O8, there is one peroxy linkage. Hence two of the eight oxygen atoms have -1 oxidation state.
Hence,
2x + 6(-2)+2(-1)=-2
2x = 14-2= 12
x =+6

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 17th Aug, 2015, 06:05: PM