What is the metal oxidation state in #Fe(SO_4)_2#?

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Sep 13, 2016

Answer:

That's #Fe^(4+)#! It is probably a typo.

Explanation:

The sulfate ion is #SO_4^(2-)#. There is a #"ferrous sulfate, "FeSO_4", and a ferric sulfate, " Fe_2(SO_4)_3#. #Fe(IV+)# salts would be rare.