Problem: What is the oxidation number of Cl in perchloric acida. +7b. +5c. +1d. -1e. -5
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Determine the molecular formula of perchloric acid and calculate for the oxidation number of Cl using the rules for oxidation states
Rules for Naming Oxyacids:
a. If the polyatomic ion ends with -ate then change the ending to -ic acid
b. if the polyatomic ion ends with -ite then change the ending to -ous acid
- If we have perchloric acid, it must have come from perchlorate ion
What is the oxidation number of Cl in perchloric acid
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