I recently carried out an experiment where Ammonium Metavanadate in H2SO4 was reduced using Sodium Sulphate and re-oxidized by titrating with a Kmno4 solution. I'm trying to work out the oxidation state that the Vanadium was reduced to but im having a little trouble with the calculations.
To work this out im taking the number of moles of Kmno4 titrated, multiplying by 5 to give the number of moles of electrons provided. Then diving this number by the number of moles of the original ammonium metavanadate used to give the number of times it was reduced. However when I do this I seem to be getting ridicolously large numbers.
Does this sound about right for working out the oxidation state.