Problem: What is the oxidation state of an individual sulfur atom in BaSO4?Express the oxidation state numerically (e.g., +1). 

🤓 Based on our data, we think this question is relevant for Professor Vines' class at PITT.

FREE Expert Solution

Ba → Group 2A → +2 OS

O → oxide → -2 OS

x as OS for S

(2) + (x) + (-2)4 = 0

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

What is the oxidation state of an individual sulfur atom in BaSO4?

Express the oxidation state numerically (e.g., +1). 

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Calculate Oxidation Number concept. If you need more Calculate Oxidation Number practice, you can also practice Calculate Oxidation Number practice problems.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Vines' class at PITT.