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The oxidation states of nitrogen in ammonium nitrate are


Question

The oxidation states of nitrogen in ammonium nitrate are

Options

A) -3, +3

B) -3, +5

C) +3, -5

D) -3, +4


The correct answer is B.

Explanation:

Ammonium nitrate=NH4NO3
For NH4+:
N+4(+1)=+1
N+4=+1
N=+1-4
N=-3

For NO3-
N+3(-2)=-1
N-6=-1
N=-1+6
N=+5

The oxidation states of ammonium nitrate=-3,+5

Explanation provided by Fapuro Oluwadarasimi


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