oxidation number of prosphorous

Asked by Chandana | 8th Aug, 2012, 05:37: PM

Expert Answer:

Mg has oxidation state = +2 and O has oxidation state = -2 and suppose P has oxidation state x.

So, ( 2x2 ) + 2x + ( 7 x -2) = 0
4 + 2x - 14 = 0
2x = 10
x = +5 (oxidation stateof P)

Answered by  | 9th Aug, 2012, 10:27: AM

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