What is the typical valency of hydrogen?

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Dec 3, 2016

Answer:

Do you mean #"valency?"#

Explanation:

Hydrogen typically displays a valency of #+I# or #-I#.

It can form hydrides with metals, i.e. #MH# or #MH_2#, in which the hydrogen atom has an oxidation of #-I#, and it can typically form hydroxides, in which its oxidation number is #+I#.