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Why are oxidation states necessary if a redox reaction does not involve ionic compounds?
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Because the oxidation states of species will change throughout the course of a redox reaction.
That's what redox is: reduction and oxidation occur in the same reaction. There are no rules saying that this is exclusive to ionic compounds.
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Because the oxidation states of species will change throughout the course of a redox reaction.
That's what redox is: reduction and oxidation occur in the same reaction. There are no rules saying that this is exclusive to ionic compounds.
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