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What are the oxidation numbers in 

 

CH33CHO 

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

Thanks so much!

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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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