What is the oxidation number of N in NCl3?
It is + 3
Step by step;
- 1) Evaluate the oxidation number for other elements/element; In
2) Set up an equation;
We find that the total charge on the compound is 0 ie. it is neutral
So use this formula;
Where c represents charge or oxidation number .n represents the number of atoms of that species present in the given compound
Disclaimer ; Charge and oxidation number are not exactly one another.But for sake of simplicity using them as one another
3) solve the equation
The oxidation number of N in the compound
The sum of oxidation numbers in a neutral compound must equal zero.
The oxidation number of group 17/VIIA elements is usually