27.03.2023 - 22:53

What is the oxidation number of sodium?


What is the oxidation state of sodium?

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  • Aaron
    April 1, 2023 в 12:44

    The oxidation state of sodium is +1.

    Oxidation state, also known as oxidation number, is the formal charge assigned to an atom in a molecule or ion, assuming that electrons are transferred completely from the more electronegative element to the less electronegative element. In the case of sodium, it is a metal with one valence electron that can be easily donated to form a cation with a single positive charge, Na+. Therefore, its oxidation state is +1.

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