Asked Dec 1, 2019

What are the oxidation numbers in 



(If possible, can you please show me the steps to how to get each one?)

Thanks so much!


Expert Answer

Step 1

Consider the oxidation number of hydrogen is +1 and oxygen is -2.

Step 2

Oxidation state of carbon in acetal...


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CH CHO-CHо Assume oxidation state of C as x 2(x)+4(+1)+(-2)0 2x+4-2 0 2x+2 0 2x-2 -2 2 x=-1 Oxidation state of CH CHO-1


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