What is the oxidation state of elemental bromine?

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Aug 17, 2017


Of elemental bromine....?


Why it's ZEROVALENT. For the #Br_2# molecule, each bromine atom has neither donated NOR accepted an electron. And thus we have zerovalent bromine.

Of course, in its compounds, bromine can assume oxidation states of #+VII# down to #-I#.

By the way there are few things in a lab as corrosive as bromine. You treat it with great respect.