Problem: Determine the oxidation number for the indicated element in each of the following substances.Mn in KMnO4

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KMnO4

This is neither a peroxide nor superoxide, which means O.S. of O = –2.

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Determine the oxidation number for the indicated element in each of the following substances.

Mn in KMnO4

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