Question

The oxidation number of chlorine in KClO is:

A

+ 1

B

+ 3

C

+ 5

D

+ 7

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Solution

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Correct option is
A

+ 1


oxidation state of alrali metals = +1
oxygen = -2
Let oxidation state of chlorine is x.
x+1+(-2) = 0
x = +1 
Thus, oxidation state of chlorine in potassium chlorate is +1.

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