Problem: Rank the following nitrogen compounds in order of decreasing oxidation number for nitrogen.Rank from highest to lowest oxidation state.NO3-NH3NONO2NO2-N2

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NO3-

O.S. N + 3(O.S. O) = -1

O.S. N + 3(-2) = -1

O.S. N + (-6) = -1

O.S. N = (+6) + (-1)

O.S. N = +5


NH3

O.S. N + 3(O.S. H) = 0

O.S. N + 3 (+1) = 0

O.S. N + (+3) = 0

O.S. N = -3


NO

O.S. N + O.S. O = 0

O.S. N + -2 = 0

O.S. N = +2


NO2

O.S. N + 2(O.S. O) = 0

O.S. N + 2(-2) = 0

O.S. N + (-4) = 0

O.S. N = +4


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Rank the following nitrogen compounds in order of decreasing oxidation number for nitrogen.

Rank from highest to lowest oxidation state.

NO3-

NH3

NO

NO2

NO2-

N2