We’re asked to assign the oxidation states of each atom in the structure of two molecules.
First, let's remember some of the general rules about oxidation states or numbers:
Using Lewis formulas, assign oxidation states to the atoms in
a) H2CO (g)
b) CH3OH (l)
H = (last H)
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