sir,here is my question on oxidation number

Asked by  | 5th Mar, 2008, 02:41: PM

Expert Answer:

how did the oxidation number of P in HPO2  came to be as +1 in the following redox reaction

P4(s) +  OH-(aq)  → PH3(g)+ HPO-2 (aq)

Hydrogen and oxygen are +1 and -2 respectively assume P to be x than -1 = +1 + -2X2 + x

 x = +2.

Answered by  | 20th Dec, 2017, 04:49: PM