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

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Ba → Group 2A → +2 OS

O → oxide → -2 OS

x as OS for S

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

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

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

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