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# What are the oxidation numbers for POCl3?

Updated: 8/11/2023 Wiki User

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-1 for Cl

-2 for each O

+5 for P Wiki User

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In Cl2O chlorine's oxidation state is 1+ while oxygen's is 2-   Wiki User

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-2 for O, -1 for each Cl, +5 for P   Wiki User

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-1 for each Cl.

+3 for P   Wiki User

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O's oxidation state is 2-.   Wiki User

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O.S. of Cl = -1   Earn +20 pts
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