How to Calculate Oxidation Numbers Introduction
How to Calculate Oxidation Numbers Introduction

What are the different oxidation states of Bromine in the compound Br3O8?

A

All bromine atoms are present in +83 oxidation state

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B

2 Bromine atoms in +6 state and one in +4 state

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C

2 Bromine atoms in +4 state and one in +6 state

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D

2 Bromine atoms in +8 state and one in +4 state

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Solution

The correct option is B2 Bromine atoms in +6 state and one in +4 state There are two different types of bromine atoms: 1. That has 3 oxygen atoms attached to it (Two terminal bromines) 2. That has 2 oxygen atoms attached to it. (Bromine atom in middle) Let oxidation state of Bromine atom that is attached to 3 oxygen atoms be x. Thus: x+(3×−2)=0x=+6 Both the terminal Bromine atoms have +6 oxidation state.

Let oxidation state of Bromine atom which is attached to 2 oxygen atoms is y : Then, y+(2×(−2))=0y=+4 So option b is correct.

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