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Problem: The unit cell of a compound containing Co and O has a unit cell shown below. The Co atoms are on the corners, and the O atoms are completely within the unit cell.What is the oxidation state of the metal?

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The unit cell of a compound containing Co and O has a unit cell shown below. The Co atoms are on the corners, and the O atoms are completely within the unit cell.

A cube has Co as its corners. Inside the cube are two Os.

What is the oxidation state of the metal?

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