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Title: Oxidation number of fluorine in HOF compound
Post by: Sameer16092005 on February 13, 2020, 10:45:14 PM
Hello everyone
Request to help me understand
1- How fluorine has the oxidation number +1 in HOF compound, even though in all other compound it has oxidation number -1.
2. Metals have the capability to loose electron and form positive ions, but in HOF compound Fluorine has an oxidation number +1, while fluorine is a non metal, how does it loses electron and gain +ve charge ?
Title: Re: Oxidation number of fluorine in HOF compound
Post by: AWK on February 14, 2020, 02:29:19 AM
IUPAC 2016 definition:
The oxidation state of an atom is the charge of this atom after ionic approximation of its heteronuclear bonds.

Allen electronegativities should be used.