Oxidation Number: Definition, Rules & Examples


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What is the oxidation number of Ba in the following compound?

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1. Which of the following statements is true?

2. What is the charge of F in the following substance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of oxidation numbers. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include the charge and oxidation number of specific elements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The oxidation number of Barium
  • Identifying charges in given substances
  • Identifying oxidation numbers in given compounds

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the oxidation numbers lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to identify oxidation numbers in specific compunds
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the charge of elements in a polyatomic ion and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the oxidation numbers of Ba, Mg and F

Additional Learning

To learn more about oxidation numbers, review the corresponding lesson, Oxidation Number: Definition, Rules & Examples, which can help you to:

  • Define oxidation number
  • Understanding positive, negative and zero
  • See the 8 rules for assigning oxidation numbers and examples
  • Examine how the oxidation number for hydrogen can change
  • Identify polyatomic ions