The oxidation number of P in Mg2P2O7 is

Asked by Ayushijoshi1001 | 29th Sep, 2021, 12:45: PM

Expert Answer:

Let X be the oxidation number of P in Mg2P2O7

The Mg atoms have oxidation number of +2 and O atoms have an oxidation number of -2.
Mg2P2O7 =
2(+2)+2X+7(−2)=0
2X−10=0
2X=10
X=+5
The oxidation number of P in Mg2P2O7 is +5.

Answered by Ramandeep | 29th Sep, 2021, 05:05: PM

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