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What is the oxidation state of N in HNO2?

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Anonymous57738 | 20/11 2014 22:23
Nitrogen would have an oxidation state of +3 because H is always +1 and O is always -2. Two oxygen would leave a -4 charge while one hydrogen would reduce the overall charge to -3. HNO2 is neutral and there is only nitrogen left so it has to have a +3 charge.

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