Problem: The oxidation number of oxygen when it is in a compound other than a peroxide is ____.A) -2B) -1C) 0D) +2

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Oxygen

O.S. = –1 in peroxides (X2O2, X = Group 1A)

 O.S. = –1/2 in superoxides (XO2, X = Group 1A)

O.S. = –2 in other compounds


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The oxidation number of oxygen when it is in a compound other than a peroxide is ____.

A) -2

B) -1

C) 0

D) +2

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