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I have not been able to find anywhere a good definition of oxidation state...they all seem to differ.
Can someone please give me a good definition of oxidation state
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Pretty sure you won't get asked this :p:

IUPAC's definition (a bit involved): http://goldbook.iupac.org/O04365.html
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(Original post by EierVonSatan)
Pretty sure you won't get asked this :p:

IUPAC's definition (a bit involved): http://goldbook.iupac.org/O04365.html
no thats too basic, pfft GCSE level..
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cheers
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AS edexcel definition: a formal charge on an atom will have in a compound if ionic.
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Oxidation number: a measure of the number of electrons that an atom uses to bond with atoms of another element. Oxidation numbers are derived from a set of rules

Oxidation state: the oxidation number

AS OCR A definitions
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