Oxidation Numbers

What is the oxidation number of boron?


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2009-04-25 23:57:54
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Boron has an oxidation number of +3. It will try to lose the three valence electrons that it has, so that it is stable. Electrons are negative, and removing them would make the oxidation number positive.

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