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How do you determine an elements charge using the periodic table of elements?

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October 27, 2008 3:37AM

elements in group Ia - IVa have an oxidation number equal to the positive number of the group.example oxidation of K = +1, K is in group 1. elements in group Va - VIIa have an oxidation number equal to the group number minus 8. for example oxidation of O is -2, group number 6a minus 8 equals -2. as for the rest of the elements in groups 1b to 8b i have no idea and am searching for the answer.