please tell the oxidation state

Asked by  | 10th Dec, 2008, 02:10: PM

Expert Answer:

In this compound, Oxidation state of F = -1, Oxidation state of Oxygen = -1/2

And oxidation state of As (say x)

2*(1/2) + x + 6*(-1) = 0

So, x  = +5

Thus oxidation state of As = +5

Answered by  | 11th Dec, 2008, 11:45: AM

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