What is the oxidation number for #"S"_8"#?

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Jul 21, 2018

Answer:

You got elemental sulfur….

Explanation:

And as the element is has neither been REDUCED nor OXIDIZED. Sulfur is thus ZEROVALENT, and has a formal #0# oxidation state.

Sulfur commonly oxidizes metals...

#Fe(s) + 1/8S_8rarrFeS#

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