How would one work out the oxidation number or Chlorine in #NH_4ClO_4#?
The oxidation number of chlorine in perchlorate is
Chlorine achieves its maximum oxidation number in perchlorate, i.e.
How did I find the oxidation number? Well, the oxidation number of oxygen in oxides is typically
What is the oxidation state of
As a matter of interest, ammonium perchlorate is a prohibited substance. It is a potent oxidant, and would cause police officers to have kittens.