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. Another name for the term oxidation stare is ___________

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Another name for the term oxidation state is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

A number which is allocated to an element in a chemical combination is known as oxidation state. This number signifies the number of electrons which an atom can gain, lose or share when chemical bond with an atom of another element formed.

Explanation

The terms “oxidation state” and “oxidation number” are frequently used interchangeably. The transfer of electrons is defined by the oxidation state of the molecule.

Oxidation state is frequently used to identify the variations in redox reactions and it is similar to valance electrons numerically, but it differs from formal charge. Formal charge is the charge which is allocated to an atom in a molecule by supposing that...

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