Problem: What is the oxidation state of an individual nitrogen atom in NH2OH? Express the oxidation state numerically (e.g., +1).

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H → Group 1A → +1 OS

O → oxide → -2 OS

x as OS for N

(x) + 3(+1) + 1(-2) = 0

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What is the oxidation state of an individual nitrogen atom in NH2OH? 

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

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