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Ba → Group 2A → +2 OS
O → oxide → -2 OS
x as OS for S
(2) + (x) + (-2)4 = 0
What is the oxidation state of an individual sulfur atom in BaSO4?
Express the oxidation state numerically (e.g., +1).
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