View Full Version : Help with oxidation number please
24-04-2008, 05:41 PM
I have just confused my self! Can someone please give me the oxidation number for Nitrogen in the NH4+ ion? The + has suddenly confused me!
24-04-2008, 10:36 PM
Oxidation number of N = -3?
H+ is +1. NH4+ (is positively charged) = N (-3) + H4 (+4) - the (+)
N(-3) + 3H+(+3) + H+(+1) = NH4+
25-04-2008, 03:12 PM
Thanks! I was adding the charge instead of subtracting it. Thought it looked wrong when I first did it!
25-04-2008, 03:23 PM
I just look at this type stuff and pat myself on the back for getting through it and never having to do it again. :p :rolleyes: