Problem: What is the oxidation number of nitrogen in nitric acid, HNO3?

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HNO3

This is neither a peroxide nor superoxide, which means O.S. of O = –2.

Hydrogen is attached to O, a nonmetal, which means O.S. of H = +1.

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What is the oxidation number of nitrogen in nitric acid, HNO3?

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