what is n factor? how to find n factors in diff. compounds?

Asked by pspratimasingh588 | 20th Aug, 2010, 08:29: PM

Expert Answer:

For an acid, n factor is equal to its basicity.
Example for HCl , it is 1 and for H2SO4 it is 2.
For a base , n factor is equal to its acidity.
Example : For NaOH, it is 1 and for Ca(OH)2 it is 2.
For an oxidation reaction, it is equal to the number of electrons lost.
For a reduction reaction, it is equal to the number of electrons gained.

Answered by  | 21st Aug, 2010, 01:09: PM

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